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Google lowers ‘app store tax’ for most developers | NOW

Google is going to halve the commission that developers have to pay for selling apps in the Play Store, the company reports on its website. The reduction applies until a developer has made more than $ 1 million in a year from sales on the Play Store.

The fee currently defaults to 30 percent for each developer, but that percentage will be lowered to 15 percent from July 1. Developers who already make more than $ 1 million a year still pay 30 percent in commission.

According to Google, the change will lower costs for 99 percent of Android developers. “With this money, developers can, for example, hire more employees or scale up server capacity,” writes Google.

Apple preceded Google in this case. As of January 1 of this year, developers making less than $ 1 million a year have been contributing 15 percent of their revenue to Apple. Developers who earn more must pay 30 percent of their total revenue in commission.

Meanwhile, Apple and Google are engaged in lawsuits with Fortnitecreator Epic Games about the commission percentage. Large companies still pay 30 percent and Epic thinks that is too much. Last year, Epic therefore tried its own payment system Fortniteapp, breaking Apple’s rules. Since then Fortnite can no longer be found in the App Store.

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Source site www.nu.nl

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