Europeans Approve Flexible VAT for E-books

The European Union has voted to allow the 28 member states to adjust the value added tax (VAT) rates applied to ebooks and downloadable audiobooks to align with the lower taxes on print books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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