ebook taxes higher than physical books in europe because…

Posted on July 5, 2012

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the EU is acting against France and Luxemburg who have reduced the VAT on ebooks to match that on physical books. physical books and newspapers enjoy a reduced VAT rate to promote reading, culture etc…

so why would ebooks have any other impact on readers than physical books, surely if i am reading a physical book or an ebook i am getting the same cultural impact?

the answer must therefore be … badly thought out

 

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