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Google to collect Malaysia's new 6% digital tax

Netflix, Spotify and other global platforms also face duty from January

Students check their smartphones at a university in Semenyih, outside Kuala Lumpur.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Google will begin collecting a 6% tax on digital services in Malaysia starting next month, and most other foreign internet companies are expected to follow suit in response to a new duty taking effect in the Southeast Asian country.

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