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India cuts e-book VAT to 5%

  • Jul 27, 2018 | Richard Asquith

India cuts e-book VAT to 5%

On 21 July, India’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs approved a reclassification of the e-books VAT from the standard rate to 18% to the lower rate of 5%.

One condition for the application of the lower rate is that a paper-version of the publication must also be available.


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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: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.