Tagged: VAT

Levelling the field for books

Philip Jones considers the impact that EU finance ministers' decision to reduce VAT rates on digital books will have on publishers. Read more

The noise and fury

Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more

Publishers Association pushes Johnson to scrap reading tax

The Publishers Association (PA) has upped its Axe the Reading Tax Campaign, as a new survey has found that 71% of adults think that VAT should... Read more

PA renews call to axe reading tax at parliamentary reception

The Publishers Association has renewed its call for the government to "axe the reading tax" during a parliamentary reception and revealed which books the trade... Read more

PA: Brexit could help UK sidestep e-book VAT deadlock

The Publishers Association (PA) has expressed its disappointment in Brussels' inability to resolve a dispute with the Czech Republic preventing VAT on e-books from being reduced in the European Union.... Read more

Publishers urge government on e-book VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting

Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on e-books, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK.... Read more

Delay to EU progress on e-book VAT

There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's... Read more

European Court rules e-book VAT cannot be reduced

The European Court of Justice has said VAT on e-books cannot be reduced to that of printed books. Read more

E-books can be sold with reduced VAT, says EC

European publishers and booksellers have welcomed the decision of the European Commission to allow VAT to be reduced on e-books, with sales now bound to go... Read more

EC launches e-book VAT consultation

A public consultation has formally been launched by the European Commission to address the inconsistency in VAT rates on print and electronically supplied publications. ... Read more

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