Belgium plans to reduce the VAT rate charged on e-books

27 July 2016

The Belgian government plans to decrease the VAT rate applied to the sale of e-books from 21% to 6%.

Belgium are planning to introduce this reduction even though it breaches two European Court of Justice rulings in March 2015 (Case C-479/13 & C-502/13) which stated that e-books should be taxed at member states’ standard rate of VAT, even if printed books are at a reduced rate.

There is currently no date given for when this reduction will be applied. Fiscal Solutions will update on this when more news arises.

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