Stern, Andy
October 2003
Daily Variety;10/24/2003, Vol. 281 Issue 15, p8
Trade Publication
Reports that the value-added tax (VAT) on sound recordings could be slashed after European Union Leaders tabled a revised proposal on the issue. Proposal to consider sound recordings as a cultural project and to be exempted from VAT; Other cultural products that have lower VAT rates.


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