The European Court of Justice has just ruled that France and Luxembourg cannot apply the same value-added tax rate to e-books as is used for printed books.

Which means that in France the VAT on e-books will now go up to 20% from 5.5%. And it’s the authors who will suffer in the long run.

This is a book

This is a book (VAT 5.5%).

This is a book, too                                             This is a book, too (VAT 20%).

This is not a book

This is not a book (VAT 20%).

See  #Thisisnotabook.

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