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Amazon charging VAT on some books?

  • 14-06-2022 10:31pm
    Registered Users Posts: 880 ✭✭✭ byrnefm


    I was putting in an order for 3 Japanese Anime books (Demon Slayer,) and the total came to £20.96. at checkout, it sais £22.84 with a message saying "Order totals include VAT". The VAT works out at about 9%.

    What VAT rate is this? It's purely a set of books - no digital media included.

    It's not the first time I've seen this...


  • Registered Users Posts: 717 ✭✭✭ macvin

    Are they books or comics?

    Also maybe they are periodicals (13.5%)

    The zero rate is quite specific. Also excludes manuals, notebooks, magazine style books and others

  • Registered Users Posts: 880 ✭✭✭ byrnefm

    They're comic books (Demon Slayer Vol. 3, for example). It's a series of 23 in all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 880 ✭✭✭ byrnefm

    Hmm .. just spotted another thread asking the same question (sorry). So Ireland charges VAT on comic books .. but the UK does not ..

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 14,147 Mod ✭✭✭✭ whiterebel

    MOD - Moved to the comics forum to be merged with previous thread,