Microsoft hikes the price of Office 365 Home in India

Abhishek Baxi

According to email sent by Microsoft to Office 365 Home subscribers in India, the annual price of Office 365 Home purchased directly from Microsoft in India will change from ₹4,199.00 to ₹4,619.00. The new price will be reflected with your next payment after January 11, 2017.

Microsoft has shared that this price hike is a result of periodic assessment of pricing aligning the needs of customers, partners, and the marketplace.

However, there’s no indication if this change is owing to the new 15% service tax, announced by Government of India last month and effective from December 1, for digital services provided by non-residents that is applicable on B2C sales. The tax applies on all digital products and subscriptions purchased from outside India.