openedeLearningworld News from Norway

The Norwegian Government proposes 0%VAT on digital media in its budget proposal. The cost would be around €37 million. Printed media including books is today free from VAT in Norway, while digital media pays 25% VAT. With the new proposal the government expects a more dynamic digital media market, where new concepts is tested and more financing is available. However, in the press release digital news and web-based TV is mentioned, while ebooks or digital learning material is not mentioned directly. The 0% VAT on digital media has to be approved by EFTA. Source: Press Release Norwegian Government