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India lowers the tax on eBooks

(19 August 2018) India has just lowered the tax on eBooks from 18% to 5%, but it has a few caveats. In order to qualify for the discount the eBook also has to have a print edition, which means the vast majority of self-published titles will not see a reduced tax rate. GoodEreader has the […]


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Australia to tax online book orders shipped from abroad

(21 August 2017) Starting July 1, 2018, Australia will begin collecting a 10% tax on books ordered online from within Australia, and shipped from abroad. The new regulation, which was agreed upon in June, comes after significant lobbying from Australian retailers, including the Australian Booksellers Association. The Booksellers Association has claimed its members are at […]


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eBooks and audiobooks subject to GST in Australia

(24 August 2015) Australia has just passed a controversial new bill that would tax all online imports with a 10% GST starting in July 2017. In a few short years eBooks and audiobooks will increase in cost if purchased from major companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google. goodEreader has the story.


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European Court rules eBooks aren’t goods

(6 March 2015) eBook readers in the European Union will soon have to spend more. An EU court deems eBooks “electronically supplied services” rather than products, preventing them from being taxed at the lower rates print books can. The standard value-added tax (VAT) rates in EU member states varies, but in Luxembourg and France, it’s […]


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