Delay to EU progress on ebook VAT

There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on ebooks to be reduced, after the members of the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) failed to reach an agreement on the proposals. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU council allows removal of VAT from ebooks

The EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) today agreed on a proposal which will allow all member states to give ebooks the same VAT-free status as printed books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers urge government on ebook VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting

Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on ebooks, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: BookExpo’s ‘First Amendment Resistance’; EU Research Looks at VAT on Ebooks

Publishers' responsibilities with 'controversial authors professing what seem to be unpopular opinion' at BEA, while Brussels gets some perspective on VAT. The post Industry Notes: BookExpo’s ‘First Amendment Resistance’; EU Research Looks at VAT on Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU lines up ebook VAT debate

The harmonisation of VAT across print and digital books could move a step closer this week with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-10-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon to cut price of its ebooks to reflect removal of VAT

Chancellor drops 20% levy on online news subscriptions and books as industry strugglesAmazon has confirmed it will cut the price of its Kindle ebooks from Friday, after the government announced it would bring forward plans to stop charging VAT on online publications because of the pandemic.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-30 18:11:42 UTC ]
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Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent

Warsaw's cut in VAT rates on digital books takes effect November 1, a long-called-for equalization in taxation on print and ebooks, now allowed by Brussels. The post Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-09-17 05:30:49 UTC ]
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Polish Legislation Could Equalize VAT on Ebooks and Print by June 1

The frustration with higher VAT for ebooks than print books may finally be over Poland as legislation is proposed to drop the rate from 23 to 5 percent. The post Polish Legislation Could Equalize VAT on Ebooks and Print by June 1 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Axe the reading tax': book industry demands end to VAT on ebooks

Following EU directive that allows governments to waive duty on digital publications, calls grow for the UK to end ‘illogical and unfair’ levyThe UK government is being urged to axe the “illogical and unfair” 20% tax currently imposed on ebooks, while print books remain exempt, after European... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FEP argues for 'swift conclusion' to ebook VAT adoption

The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has spoken out against the delay in the adoption of a proposal to allow VAT on ebooks to be reduced to match the rate on printed books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Publishers Slam ‘Unwarranted Delay’ in VAT Reform for Book Formats

Citing the EC's year-old proposal to allow member-states to tax all book formats equally, the Federation of European Publishers demands action. The post European Publishers Slam ‘Unwarranted Delay’ in VAT Reform for Book Formats appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Court rules ebook VAT cannot be reduced

The European Court of Justice has said VAT on ebooks cannot be reduced to that of printed books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Polish Ebook Industry Eyes Brussels’ Proposed VAT Reduction

Legimi cofounder Mikołaj Małaczyński is optimistic that Poland's already growing ebook market could further benefit from lower VAT rates proposed by the EC. The post Polish Ebook Industry Eyes Brussels’ Proposed VAT Reduction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU ebook ruling means change to PLR, says SoA

The Society of Authors has welcomed the European Court's ruling on e-lending, which it argues removes “the final barrier” to applying Public Lending Right (PLR) to the remote lending of ebooks and audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU Court Decides in Favor of Ebook Lending; FEP Responds

The Federation of European Publishers argues that a recent EU court decision in favor of ebook lending could negatively affect ebook sales in some countries. The post EU Court Decides in Favor of Ebook Lending; FEP Responds appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon and EU 'in settlement talks' over ebook investigation

Amazon Inc and European Union regulators have started settlement discussions over the internet giant’s ebook deals with publishers, according to news reports. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebook Lending Startup BookBites Tracks Children’s Reading Progress

A platform on which children's can borrow and read ebooks, BookBites integrates visual elements and tracking tools to encourage reading and book discovery. The post Ebook Lending Startup BookBites Tracks Children’s Reading Progress appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC launches ebook 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.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC commits to lowering ebook VAT

The European Commission has committed to reducing VAT rates on ebooks, in an Action Plan announced today; The Bookseller understands later detailed proposals will allow states to reduce VAT on ebooks to as low as 5%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC 'will allow VAT on ebooks to be lowered'

A European Commission ‘Action Plan’ on VAT will include plans to allow countries to lower the VAT on ebooks, The Bookseller understands. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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