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EC consults on reduced rates for e-publications

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The European Commission has launched an open consultation on reduced VAT rates for electronically supplied publications. The consultation aims at obtaining the views of all stakeholders on the VAT treatment of electronically supplied publications (e-publications). Under current rules, e-publications must be taxed at the standard VAT rate, whereas for printed publications member states are allowed to apply lower VAT rates. This follows a commitment made in the Commission’s 2016 VAT action plan to allow member states to apply the same VAT rates to electronically supplied publications as currently apply to printed publications.

The consultation period started on 25 July 2016 and ends on 19 September 2016. See

Issue: 1319
Categories: News