Bulgaria cuts e-book VAT rate to 9%
- Jun 11, 2020 | Richard Asquith
Bulgaria has become the latest EU country to cut the Value Added Tax rate on electronic books from 20% to 9%. Check Avalara’s e-book VAT rate guide.
Bulgaria is also reducing the VAT rate on paper-based books which is also currently at the standard rate of 20%. Most other EU member states have operated reduced VAT rates on printed books, newspapers and journals. In 2018, the member states agreed to permit harmonising e-book VAT rates with the lower rate allowed by the EU VAT Directive on printed books.
The Bulgarian VAT rate cut is only temporary between 1 July and 31 December 2020, as part of measures to support the publishing sector during the COVID-19 crisis.
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