Learn about the VAT to be applied in Russia on Adobe goods and services, effective January 1, 2019.

Adobe and Russia VAT laws

As of January 1, 2019, the following changes will apply to Value Added Tax (VAT) collection in Russia:

  • Business-to-business (B2B) supplies of electronically supplied services (e-services) will be charged 20%. Currently, the rules for collecting VAT only apply to business-to-consumer (B2C) supplies of e-services.
  • Starting January 1, 2019, the standard VAT rate in Russia will increase from 18% to 20% and will apply to all B2C and B2B transactions.

For more information on VAT, visit the VAT page of the Russian government.

Why was VAT charged on my order?

Beginning January 1, 2019, Adobe will be responsible to account for and pay VAT with respect to both B2B and B2C supplies of e-services. (Note that before January 1, 2019, the tax rules for collecting VAT only applied to B2C supplies of e-services.)

Why did the amount I pay in VAT increase from 18% to 20%?

The standard VAT rate in Russia increased from 18% to 20% and will apply to all B2C and B2B transactions as of January 1, 2019.

I have an existing membership. When will my fee go up?

If you have a paid monthly plan, you will see the VAT on your statement at the next billing on or after January 1, 2019. If you have a prepaid annual plan with a commitment period starting prior to January 1, 2019, the VAT goes into effect at the end of your annual term.

Note:

This change does not affect the base price of your Adobe subscription or membership.