On 2nd December, Turkey's government introduced a law bringing VAT on e-books into line with print.
The rate will drop from 18% to 8% with immediate effect. Publishers and consumers alike will benefit from prices dropping by 10%, and the IPA expects this measure to stimulate the growth of the digital sector.
IPA Secretary General Jens Bammel congratulated Turkey for «joining the small but growing number of states that have recognised that that both paper and digital books should have the same VAT rate. Otherwise, government is interfering with the reader's choice to move to digital books».