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Tuesday, 4th March 2014

VAT/GST/Sales Tax Rate: Global Survey on Books & E-Books: Europe, Latin America and Canada

Source: International Publishers Association

From the Introduction:

For the fourth consecutive year, the International Publishers Association (IPA), along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Belgium and the Global PricewaterhouseCoopers Indirect Taxes Network, carried out a global survey on the application of VAT/GST on printed books and e-books.

While the first three IPA/PwC VAT/GST surveys aimed solely at learning more about the availability and use of special tax rates for printed and e-books in general around the world, and attempted to assess the extent to which the tax treatment of e-books was aligned with a given special tax treatment for printed publications, this fourth edition sought to sharpen the focus by concentrating exclusively on Europe, Canada and Latin America.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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