It was announced as part of the Spring Budget measures that the zero rate of VAT would apply to all e-books from 1 December 2020. The date of this change has now been brought forward and came into effect on 1 May 2020. This will be a welcome boost to readers and publishers during the coronavirus outbreak.
It was announced at the end of March that VAT registered businesses have the option to defer any VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.
HMRC’s guidance for the deferral of VAT payments has been updated and states that you can only defer the following: