Hobbled, as are other markets, by high production and shipping costs, Poland’s book business learns that its taxation won’t be eased.
Germany’s Börsenverein Cheers New EU Flexibility on VAT Rates for Books
ECOFIN’S adoption of a new allowance for VAT reductions means EU member-states have an option to lower taxation on books and more.
IPA Calls on Brazil’s Government To Drop Proposed VAT on Books
The International Publishers Association calls on Brasilia to abandon plans for new book taxes, as the econmy sharply contracts.
Turkey’s Publishers Hold Their Ninth Biennial Assembly: Digital Focus
The Turkish Publishers Association, in its 2020 assembly, has taken a fresh look at digital publishing, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids
A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
Coronavirus Update: The UK Scraps Its 20-Percent VAT on Digital Books
A rare benefit of COVID-19, the UK’s government finally–and suddenly–has wiped out the market’s punishing tax on digital publications.
Russian Publishing Players Warn of Losses if VAT on Books Is Raised
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.
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.
Latvian Publishers Association Demands a Cut in the VAT Rate on Books
The publishers’ association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country’s VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases.
UK’s Publishers Association Leads ‘Axe the Reading Tax’ Campaign
With Brexit looming larger as the UK’s new government takes charge, the publishing industry steps up its drive to drop the VAT on ebooks and digital content