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Expert seminar on VAT rates applied to books/eBooks and offline and online newspapers and magazines, 8 March 2013.

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The European Commission organised on 8 March 2013 in Brussels a seminar with independent tax experts and industry representatives to discuss VAT on eBooks and online newspapers and magazines. The debate showed and proved clear links between the level of VAT rate and economic activity. Participants concluded that the publishing industry cannot survive without alignment of VAT rates for print and digital at the lowest level.
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