European Commission approves the same VAT-level on eBooks and printed books

eLearningworld News In a general attempt to improve the VAT-rules for e-commerce the EU Commission is now working to make it possible for the member states to lower the VAT-level on digital books to the same as printed books. Commission spokeswoman commented that today printed books and newspapers can have …

Brazil Supreme Court equates Printed books and eBooks, removes the tax on the latter

eLearningworld News After the European Court of Justice ruling that an ebook should not be considered as a book and ebooks should continue to suffer of full VAT-rate, a similar case has been ruled in the Brazil Supreme Court this week, with the opposite outcome. The results of the ruling …

Latest News: The Norwegian Government wants 0% VAT on digital media

eLearningworld 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 …