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Estonia e-publications 9% VAT rate May 2020

  • Apr 10, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The Estonian parliament has voted for the harmonisation of the Value Added Tax rate to the reduced rate on paper-based equivalents. This includes: e-books; recorded audiobooks; digitally posted educational materials; and online journals or newspapers.

This will mean e-publications will benefit from the 9% reduced VAT rate instead of the current standard VAT rate of 20%. The implementation date is 1 May 2020.

The measure follows the EU agreement to harmonise e-book VAT rates in 2018.

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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