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'Digital tax' applied to tablets, pen-drives, blank CDs and all other recording equipment
07 August 2017 @ 15:13

ROYALTIES for audio-visual artists will be paid through an additional tax on technology capable of recording records, films and books now that a law drafted during the previous socialist government's reign has come into force.

Mobile telephones with recording functions will be taxed with an extra €1.10 on the purchase price, whilst USB pen-drives and external hard drives by 24 cents.

Tablets will be taxed at €3.15 at the point of sale; video, DVD, cassette and CD recorders by €5.45 and all other external recording devices by €6.45.

Only one tax will apply, meaning a tablet, laptop or desktop computer will not be levied twice if they have more than one recording function.

Blank CDs, cassettes, DVDs and video tapes will attract a tax of between eight and 28 cents, whilst printers will be levied at €4.50 to €5.25 and CD recording devices by between 33 cents and €1.86.



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roberto123 said:
07 August 2017 @ 21:22

Sounds like a rip-off to me.

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