UK Government Slashes VAT on Event Tickets to Spur Return
As part of its attempt to assist the reeling live events industry, the UK government announced it would drastically reduced the value-added tax (VAT) on event tickets from 20% to 5% going forward. The reduction will last for six months, beginning on July 15, and includes tickets to shows,... Read more
Buffalo Venues Call Proposed Ticket Surcharge an “Illegal Tax”
The proprietors of several large venues in Buffalo, NY are fighting back against a proposed ticket surcharge, calling the measure a tax which the city has no authority to levy. The fees, proposed by Mayor Byron W. Brown, would range from 50 cents to $3.50 and would be added... Read more