Accordance has once again written for BookBrunch, in the wake of the European Court of Justice’s ruling on eBooks.

After France and Luxembourg cut the rate of VAT they placed on eBooks (from their standard rates, down to their reduced rates) the EU Commission bought a case against them to the ECJ “on the grounds that they had failed to fulfil their obligations under the EU’s VAT Directive…to apply the standard rate of VAT to all supplies of electronically supplied services…” The ECJ have now given their ruling and decided that France and Luxembourg must now revert back to applying the standard rate of VAT on the sale of eBooks.

Accordance’s Rob Janering, has written an article discussing the consequences of the ruling, and what the next steps for publishers may be.

Read the article in full here.

By |March 23rd, 2015|