VAT news tagged as "Printed books"


Malaysia e-book GST rate debate

February 19th, 2015

As Malaysia prepares for the introduction of a full Goods & Services Tax regime from 1 April 2015, there is still a debate as to whether e-books and printed books should enjoy a nil rate classification. The proposed Malaysian GST rate is 6% for all taxable goods and services. Printed reference books, dictionaries and encyclopedias …


Turkey cuts VAT rate on ebooks

December 17th, 2013

Turkey has become the latest country to harmonise the VAT rate charged on e-books and traditional, printed books.  It plans to reclassify ebooks from the standard Turkish VAT rate of 18% to the same reduced rate as books, 8%. European differences in ebook VAT Currently, there are wide differences between the classification of ebooks for …