For those companies who have an entity in Luxembourg (EA, Valve, European headquarters) where the taxes are 3% or even lower due to a tax agreement this might not happen.

For the others. From January 2015 if you purchase something from Europe; ie: France,  Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Google, Spotify, etc will need to pay 25% tax, which gives them a lower profit margin and thereby a reason to set higher pricing even though the EU is already around 20% more expensive than the US when buying online.

The following services seem to be confirmed as expecting to raise their prices:

  • Amazon
  • Netflix
  • Apple App Store
  • Google _ unknown at this time.
  • AndroidPit have already announced that they will be closing their AppStore on the 31st of December.

Happy New Year.