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Portugal cuts e-book VAT rates

  • 15 January 2019 | Richard Asquith

Portugal cuts e-book VAT rates

Portugal has reclassified to the 6% reduced VAT rate (5% Madeira, 4% Azores) for the following goods and services

  • Digital e-books and online publications. This follows the EU agreement last year to permit member states to lower VAT rates on digital publications to the similar reduced or zero rates enjoyed by their physical equivalent
  • Entrance fees to cultural events, including bullfighting.
  • Some cleaning services

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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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.
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