Spotify has been registered as a taxpayer in Uzbekistan, the State Tax Committee said. 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.
The Tax Committee has set up a VAT office that allows foreign internet companies operating in Uzbekistan to register and start paying taxes.