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Sweden cuts e-book VAT to 6% Jul 2019


Sweden has joined the growing group of EU countries which is cutting its VAT rates on electronic books.

The e-books, online publications and newspapers will be recategorized from the 25% standard VAT rate to the reduced rate of 6%. This will be implemented 1 July 2019.

The move comes following last year’s agreement by EU member states to allow countries to cut their e-book VAT rates to match the reduced or nil rates of their paper equivalents. 


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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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