book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Friday 19th December

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

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.

goodereader.com




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Amazon, Macmillan Make Peace Over Book Pricing
nypost.com

Barely a shot was fired

Experts Demand Urgent Overhaul Of England's Public Library Service
www.theguardian.com

Report says libraries are at a crossroads and calls for national strategy and government investment in digital resources such as Wi-Fi

Abe Books Reveals The Most Expensive Used Books It Sold In 2014
the-digital-reader.com

And the winner is: Les Maîtres de L'Affiche

John Dos Passos Prize For Literature
www.longwood.edu

2015 John Dos Passos Prize for Literature will go to Ruth Ozeki

Thalia Bookstores Are In Serious Trouble
goodereader.com

Price tag was apparently too high for anyone to outright purchase the bookstore chain and is now off the market

Wal-Mart Looks To Step Up Competition With Amazon As It Considers Buying Nook
seekingalpha.com

Wal-Mart wants to break up Amazon's monopoly on lucrative e-book sales by entering the e-book market

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Sci-Fi Writer Signs On As 'Chief Futurist' For Secretive Startup
  2. Abe Books Reveals The Most Expensive Used Books It Sold In 2014
  3. The Memory Book Crowned Lovereading Readers' Choice Book Of The Year 2014
  4. Thirsty? Go To A Library, Not A Coffee Shop
  5. Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2015 Open For Applications
  6. 30,000 People Bought Crap On Black Friday – Literally
  7. E-readers – The Race To The Bottom
  8. Wal-Mart Looks To Step Up Competition With Amazon As It Considers Buying Nook
  9. John Dos Passos Prize For Literature
  10. Amazon Removes Book For Containing Too Many Hyphens