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Latest News: 0% VAT on eBooks could be allowed soon according to EU-draft

Latest News: Europeans more interested in eBooks but VAT-rules are a solid obstacle

eLearningworld News from EU The European publishers’ protests against different levels of VAT on printed books and ebooks could result in a VAT-exemption on ebooks, according a draft report on the VAT Action Plan. In the UK VAT on printed books are 0% and ebooks 20% at the moment, in Sweden printed 6% and ebooks 25%. Besides the administrative problems with VAT on digital products on the European Single Market, open societies like the EU… Continue reading

Latest News: Poland goes to European Court of Justice over VAT on eBooks

Latest News: Poland goes to European Court of Justice over VAT on eBooks

eLearningworld News from Poland Polish judges from the Constitutional Tribunal claims that the rule of “tax neutrality” that rejects different taxes on the same product may be applicable on the different VAT-levels of printed books (5%) and ebooks (23%) in Poland. The Polish Constitutional Tribunal thereby has asked this case to be interpreted by the European Court of Justice. France and Luxembourg has already implemented lower taxes on ebooks, but in March EU claimed that… Continue reading