Currently in the UK most physical books are sold with 0% VAT and most e-books are sold with 20% VAT. Until Brexit has actually completed, the UK remains part of the EU wide VAT system. It is therefore of interest that MEPs are to vote on a EU Commission proposal to reduce the rate of VAT on e-books. This has not yet been voted on or implemented by the UK, but is likely to happen this year.
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