EU’s tax break for e-books is unlikely to benefit consumers.

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That’s according to our VAT expert Ruth Corkin who was quoted in a recent Law360 article on the proposed cut in EU VAT on electronic books and online news.

“Different rates in different countries could lead to degree of rate shopping and distortions across the EU. It is unlikely that consumers will benefit in the short term”

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Ruth Corkin - Prinicipal - VAT and Indirect Tax Advisory at Hillier Hopkins

Ruth has been involved with VAT for over 30 years. She started her VAT career as a Customs and Excise Officer in Essex and then moved into consultancy with a variety of well-known accountancy firms. She is well known in the VAT world and is the proud author of many articles and technical works.

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