Local Sub Pricing for Canadians
Currently, Canadians pay $6.99 per sub, which on average is 50 to 70 cents more than our American counterparts. In addition as of July 1, 2021, Canadians are forced to pay up to 13% in taxes on top of this inflated sub price. Local sub pricing for Canadians would help mitigate the additional taxes on our sub purchases, as well as likely increase the number of creators we can sub to.
This idea appears to have been partially implemented, but only for a small set of countries - see the article titled "Local Sub Pricing Expands Worldwide" in the Twitch blog, and the Help article titled "Local Subscription Pricing Countries".
Based on the content of the announcement article in the blog, this trial seems to have been wildly successful. However, it is disappointing that the impact of such a change wasn't thoroughly studied- or realized- until this time in its ten-year history.
After GST was recently added, I officially had to cancel subscriptions to my streamer-friends. $8 is too much considering the streamer would only get about $3 of that.
Need more support for us Canadians, please! HST runs so much higher in some provinces, we're always forgotten up here with changes in Twitch.
Up to 13%? Laughs in my province's HST of 15%
Great idea! Surprised when we weren't listed in the original adjustment
If you won’t give us this, at least let me pay the $5 USD instead and save $2 after taxes and conversion 😂
Canadian here - Agreed 100%!
Hard agree. I have to pay 91 cents more per T1 sub now. The tax from every ~8 subs basically pays for another sub.
I too would like them to lower local sub prices for Canadians and to see them lower pay out minimums
It can be upwards of 15%, since it differs by province and multiple provinces have a tax rate as high as that. As it currently stands, the most expensive twitch sub bought in Canada will cost $8 CAD for the consumer.
Like the tax rate, the cost of living varies significantly for each province, which makes it also quite hard to really come up with a good solution.
Also worthy to note that other countries which did get decreases, such as Australia, have historically had their currency quite close to the Canadian dollar, and the costs of living are also in a similar range.
Fellow Canadian here, and I am so tired of needing to pay so much extra on subs/gift subs! It's ridiculous!
Thanks for sharing this idea. Here's hoping we get noticed and this gets adjusted.