France, Germany, Italy and Poland call for e-book VAT to be reduced

France, Germany, Italy and Poland call for e-book VAT to be reduced

The French, German, Italian and Polish culture ministers today released a joint statement calling for the European Commission to propose immediately legislation to allow VAT on e-books to be levied at the same reduced rate as print books. 
 
“A book is a book, whatever the form,” said Fleur Pellerin, Monika Grütters, Dario Franceschini and Malgorzata Omilanowska. “The digital era offers immense opportunities for the future of books and literature, particularly in encouraging the very young to read. Supporting innovation in the book industry is the only way to respond to the constantly evo...

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