Book publishers in the Czech Republic praise their legislators for removing the 10-percent value-added tax formerly levied on books.
The world associations of publishers and booksellers, IPA and EIBF, call on Colombo to cancel a tax hike on Sri Lanka’s imported books.
Publishers in two of Europe’s smaller book markets, Armenia and Romania, talk about signs of progress and stubborn barriers to success.
Hobbled, as are other markets, by high production and shipping costs, Poland’s book business learns that its taxation won’t be eased.
ECOFIN’S adoption of a new allowance for VAT reductions means EU member-states have an option to lower taxation on books and more.
The International Publishers Association calls on Brasilia to abandon plans for new book taxes, as the econmy sharply contracts.
The Turkish Publishers Association, in its 2020 assembly, has taken a fresh look at digital publishing, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
A rare benefit of COVID-19, the UK’s government finally–and suddenly–has wiped out the market’s punishing tax on digital publications.
Even as many parts of Europe have seen an easing of VAT rates on digital reading, Moscow is planning to raise its tax rate on books.