ebook taxes higher than physical books in europe because…

Posted on July 5, 2012


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