Italy reduces the VAT rate charged on e-books, online newspapers and online journals

2 February 2016

From 1 January 2016 the VAT rate applied to the sale of e-books, online newspapers and online journals in Italy has been reduced from 22% to 4%.

Italy introduced this VAT rate 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.

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