Iran charges tax on Clash of Clans game
Tehran, Iran, April 30
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The Iranian government has authorized collecting tax on revenues gained from the famous online computer game Clash of Clans.
An Iranian android market has signed contract with the company offering the game and can now collect tax on offering the game, said Hessam Armandi, the CEO of the Iranian service provider, Fars news agency reported April 30.
As the taxes are collected by the Iranian government, now a 30-percent tax that used to go to the American company will remain in Iran, he added.
Clash of Clans is the most popular online android game in Iran, with the number of users ranking third in the world behind the US and India.
Three years ago Iran blocked a similar online game named Travian because through it a large sum of Iranian money went abroad without any tax paid.