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Turkey hikes VAT on e-books

  • Turkey
  • 27 December 2018 | Richard Asquith

Turkey has raised the Value Added Tax rate on electronic books and online journals from the 1% and 8% reduced rates, respectively, to the standard rate of 18%. The change is contained within Presidential Decree 475.

The new rates apply from 19 December 2018.


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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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