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Finland cuts VAT rate on e-books

  • Dec 31, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Finland has become the latest EU member state to reduce the VAT rate on electronic books.

The change comes following the agreement by member states to permit the harmonization of rates on paper books and their electronic equivalents. Finland will reduce the VAT rate on e-books, online magazines and journals from 24% to 10% from 1 July 2019.

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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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