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Reselling e-books and VAT

6:38 pm on Jul 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Books and Education are both VAT exempt in the UK.

If I buy licences to view e-books inside a portal and resell them should this activity also be VAT exempt? Can the publisher insist on adding VAT?

6:41 pm on July 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This is a bit of a grey area. The problem is the items you are selling are not pysical products, so may be classed as a service.

An accountaint would be the best person to ask.


1:34 pm on July 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You could ring up HMRC and ask them.