Reduced VAT on books

Type of institution
National Government
  • Support for sectors of the cultural and creative industries
    • Stimulating demand
Type of measure
Ongoing support
June 2020

In June 2020, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted a proposal to reduce VAT on several goods and services, including print books, from the standard 20% rate to a reduced rate of 9%. The measure is temporary and is part of the government’s recovery plan from the COVID-19 crisis. This is the first time Bulgaria applies a reduced VAT on books.

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Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)