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Announcement: Taiwan VAT Changes
Posted By: kdpadmin
Created in: System: Global Announcement
Status: Expired
Posted: Sep 1, 2017 1:45 PM


Due to recent tax legislation passed in Taiwan, eBooks sold to customers located in Taiwan are now subject to a 5% Electronically Supplied Services Value Added Tax (ESS VAT). Starting September 1, 2017, customers located in Taiwan will be charged the 5% ESS VAT based on the list price you set for your books on There is no action required from you. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Existing List Prices. List prices of your existing KDP eBooks aren’t changing. Customers in Taiwan will be charged the 5% ESS VAT added to the list price you set at checkout.

  • Royalty Calculations. KDP will calculate royalties on your eBook’s sales to customers in Taiwan based on the tax-exclusive list price you set.

  • Minimum and Maximum List Prices. Minimum and maximum list prices for the 35% and 70% royalty plans aren’t changing.

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Best regards,

The Kindle Direct Publishing Team