FEP celebrates “VAT day”, encourages Member States to minimise taxation on reading in all formats

Brussels, 04 December 2018

From today, the EU Member States are allowed to apply reduced rates of VAT (in some cases super-reduced or zero) to digital publications. Today is the day when Council Directive (EU) 2018/1713 of 6 November 2018 amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards rates of value added tax applied to books, newspapers and periodicals enters into force.

After welcoming the adoption of this fundamental piece of legislation, the Federation of European Publishers would simply like to thank once again all the Member States for their support, as well as all its members for their ceaseless work on this matter.

Rudy Vanschoonbeek, President of FEP, said “we want now to encourage all the Member States that have not done so yet to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and minimise the fiscal burden on reading across the board”.

For more information please write to eturrin@fep-fee.eu or call +3227701110.