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Greece 23% e-book VAT

  • Nov 3, 2015 | Richard Asquith

Greece 23% e-book VAT

Greece has confirmed that the standard VAT rate applies to the provision of electronic books. This is in line with the March 2015 ECJ e-book VAT ruling against France and Luxembourg who were applying their reduced VAT rates.

Printed books, newspapers and journals remain at the reduced Greek VAT rate of 6%. The provision of printing services to booksellers should be charged at the standard Greek VAT rate.

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 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.