Belgium to cut e-book VAT rate from 1 January 2022

30 June 2021

From 1 January 2022, the Belgium tax authorities have confirmed that the VAT rate on the sale of e-books, e-manuals, e-newspapers, and e-magazines sold online will be reduced from 21% to 5%. 

This follows the EU Council’s proposal to allow EU member states to cut rates on electronic publications to match their printed equivalents. 

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