Spotify has been registered as a taxpayer in Uzbekistan, Spot said referring to the State Tax Committee data.
Spotify is a Swedish audio streaming and media services provider, launched in October 2008. It is available in nearly 120 countries.
The fact that Spotify has become a taxpayer in Uzbekistan means that payments for the service now have to take into account VAT at a rate of 15%, but the service itself is not yet available in the country.
Since the beginning of 2020, foreign legal entities that sell services and goods in electronic form, the place of sale of which is Uzbekistan, are recognized as taxpayers in terms of such services provided to individuals.
The Tax Committee has set up a VAT office that allows foreign internet companies operating in Uzbekistan to register and start paying taxes.