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Belgium cuts e-book VAT to 6%

Effective from 1 April 2019, Belgium introduced a reduction on the VAT rate applicable to e-books from 21% to 6%. This follows the EU Council’s proposal to allow EU member states to cut rates on electronic publications to match their printed equivalents. Please click here to read our previous update on this.

Belgian tax authorities allow simplified proof of transport evidence for EC sales of goods

The Belgian tax authorities have taken the decision to simplify the proof of transport requirements for intra-Community supplies by introducing a new “destination document”. This document is an alternative to the usual evidence required to prove that the transport for cross border sales from Belgium to other EU member states has taken place and that… Read More

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

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… Read More