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Indonesia adds Twitter, Zoom to tech companies that must pay 10% VAT

September 09, 2020 6:48 AM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia on Tuesday (Sept 8) added 12 more companies, including social media firm Twitter and video-conferencing site Zoom, to a list of internet-based businesses that must pay a 10 per cent value-added tax on sales.

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