Hi there, I am looking to probe what people think on the subject app store tax. There have been some news on the subject recently, and some fairly limited impact changes, like lowering fees to 15% for developers, revenuing below a fixed amount, but overall it seems the bulk of revenue is still hit with a 30% tax across the major app stores.
Provided that the “app store” comes as part of the typical platform SDK and whatnot, i.e. the service comes with most of what you may need to create an average application:
What would you consider a fair app store tax in the case of your typical dividend paying corporate entity?
What if the service is provided by a non-profit entity that only invests tax income into maintaining and expanding the service in ways, requested by its user base?
Edit: Evidently, I should take some extra characters to clarify:
By platform I refer to a software development platform, it doesn’t in any capacity imply that this software platform is tied to any particular hardware platform or proprietary code.
Which means that the scope of the question extends a bit beyond just a marketplace to sell a finished product, it also includes the tools that developers use to build said products, an integrated development and distribution ecosystem if you will.