Entertainment & Media Outlook 2016 - Video gaming: Pokémon GO - Where does the tax go?

Nov 2016

Video gaming is no doubt one of the hottest segments of the entertainment and media industry. As game developers hope to hit the global games market with the next Pokémon GO, they also need to be aware of the changing regulatory environments they are exposed to in running their international businesses. Governments around the world are responding to changes in the way businesses are conducted. In particular, the shift from traditional trades to transactions in digital form as well as the increased complexity of business models nowadays have led governments to reconsider the appropriateness of their taxation systems in today’s digital economy.