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Announcement: 2017 India GST Changes
Posted By: kdpadmin
Created in: System: Global Announcement
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 5:28 PM

Due to recent legislation approved by the Indian Parliament, eBooks sold to customers in India are now subject to an 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Here’s a summary of the changes:

•    One-time List Price Adjustment. Beginning August 1, 2017, we will make a one-time, automatic adjustment to the existing list price(s) for your KDP titles to account for the new 18% GST. You may not see this adjustment right away. If your new tax-inclusive list price is no longer within the bounds of your existing royalty plan, we will adjust your list price in a way that keeps you in your existing royalty plan.

•    Setting List Prices for Starting August 1, 2017, KDP authors will be able to set list prices for their books on that include the new GST.

•    Royalty Calculation. KDP will deduct GST from the list price you set before calculating royalties on your book’s sales to customers in India.

•    Minimum and Maximum List Prices. The maximum list price for the 70% royalty plan has increased slightly. Otherwise, minimum and maximum list prices have not changed but will now also be inclusive of GST.

For details about these changes, visit our Help page: