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Scrap VAT On Digital Books

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Scrap VAT On Digital Books

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Printed books are exempt from VAT, and quite rightly so. Nobody, surely, wants a tax on learning? But ebooks (the kind you get on Kindle and so on) are not.

This is a ridiculous inconsistency. I won't list the reasons why - you're smart people, you can work it out yourself.

So - please sign if you want the government to remove the VAT duty on digital books.


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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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