Question to the HM Treasury:
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove the application of VAT to sales of audiobooks.
An extension of the zero rate of VAT has been introduced to provide consistency in approach between certain physical and digital publications.
Audiobooks are already taxed consistently at the standard rate in both physical and digital format.
There are no current plans to extend the VAT zero rate to audiobooks. However, the Government keeps all taxes under review, including VAT.
1. Reading tax on audiobooks
03/06/2020 - Early Day Motions
Found: welcomes the Government action on axing the reading tax on e-books to bring the rate of VAT in line with
Found: Association (stb0028)TREASURY SELECT COMMITTEE: VAT INQUIRYRESPONSE FROM THE PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION Introduction The
3. Abolish of Value Added Tax (VAT) on Audiobooks
12/03/2020 - Petitions
Found: asks for the abolishment of Value Added Tax (VAT) on Audiobooks.
Found: Committee Inquiry – VAT Executive Summary The principal issue for UK retailers on VAT and exiting the EU
Found: apply for VAT registration
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1. Taxation: Digital Publications
06/12/2018 - Lords Chamber
1: My Lords, the Government keep all taxes under review, including the application of value added tax - Speech Link
2: partially sighted people in this country who rely on audiobooks or digital books whose print size they can alter - Speech Link
3: noble Lord makes a forceful case for equalising the VAT rate on e-publications and conventional publications - Speech Link
1: that businesses across the UK are treated fairly by VAT legislation.I would like to turn first to - Speech Link
3. VAT Retail Export Scheme
20/10/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: announced that the VAT retail export scheme will not be extended to EU visitors and will be withdrawn for all - Speech Link
2: threat and could see a fall of £6 billion in retail sales and cost the Treasury £3.5 billion, whereas if the - Speech Link
3: that the Government have put in for retail during the pandemic. Unfortunately, the Government disagree - Speech Link
4. Exiting the European Union (Excise)
03/02/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: thundercloud that is Brexit. However, the withdrawal of the VAT retail export scheme and the airside extra-statutory - Speech Link
5. Digital Economy Bill
02/02/2017 - Lords Chamber
1: Benjamin, said that she was concerned about how the Government would be able to ensure that overseas sites would - Speech Link
2: legal requirement on these payment providers to remove services, basing this on their stated belief that - Speech Link
3: providers are under the same obligations as the Government argue rest on financial transaction providers - Speech Link