Moroccan Youtubers, particularly those commanding substantial success, have recently found themselves in the crosshairs of the General Tax Directorate.
This latter launched a targeted campaign to tap into the earnings of the high-earning ones.
Last week, successful Youtube content creators received official notifications urging them “to swiftly address their tax situation in a cooperative manner to avoid potential legal complications.”
At present, the tax obligations imposed by the Moroccan Tax Directorate apply exclusively to those earning an annual income exceeding 1,000,000 Moroccan dirhams (approximately $108,000 USD).
According to official sources, these influencers will be required to contribute 38% of their earnings as taxes.
YouTube influencers are not presently obligated to pay any dirhams to the state.
However, with the General Directorate of Taxes tightening its grip on the taxation of digital content creators, this could change in the near future.