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VAT rate reduction – no need to adjust invoices & VAT deduction possible in case the ”old” rate is used in July 2020 (draft)

The Federal Ministry of Finance issued a draft letter on the non-objection rule in the B2B sector demanded by the businesses.

While the letter confirms that the application of an incorrect (too high) VAT rate results in unduly charged VAT, the input VAT deduction should still be granted in full for practical reasons. An invoice correction should not be necessary. However, this only applies to supplies rendered in July 2020. This gives businesses one additional month for the necessary changes.


See also

Standard VAT rate reduced from 19 to 16 percent and reduced tax rate will drop from 7 to 5 percent between July 1 and Dec 31, 2020

BMF issued draft transitional guidelines