Update on VAT Rates for e-newspapers and e-magazines now published in Official Journal

Louisa Cavell

The latest update on the VAT rates on e-publications file or the Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC, as regards rates of value added tax applied to books, newspapers and periodicals is that it has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union

After being formally adopted by the ECOFIN Council on 6 November, the file still needed to be published on the Official Journal of the European Union before entering into force.

The text has been formally published in the Official Journal and can be accessed here.

According to the legislative act, it shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication (14/11/18), this means 3 December of this year.

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