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Poland cuts VAT on e-books to 5%

  • Nov 16, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Poland cuts VAT on e-books to 5%

Poland has announced plans to cut the VAT rate on e-books from 1 April 2019 to 5% from 23%. This follows the EU Council ratification of the proposal to allow EU member states to cut rates on electronic publications to match their printed equivalents.

Poland is also reclassifying from the higher standard rate some basic foodstuffs, feminine hygiene products and baby products from April 2020.

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Non-EU businesses selling in Poland will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
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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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