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UK Rules Ebooks Aren't Books As Far As Taxation Is Concerned

Posted at 6:18AM Tuesday 20 May 2014

There's no relief in sight for UK readers, as Parliament declared that there was no good reason or means to reduce the outrageous 20% VAT on ebooks. While their print counterparts enjoy a zero-percent tax–like many state and local governments in the US who feel that book purchasing should be supported–ebooks are still treated in much the same way as a software download and are taxed as such.

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