VATupdate

Medical telephone consultations through „health coaches” exempt from VAT

Telephone advisory services provided by a company on behalf of state health insurance funds through so-called “health coaches” may be exempt from VAT under Article 132 (1) of the VAT Directive as “medical treatment in the field of human medicine”, if the consultations have a therapeutic purpose. This was the conclusion of the ECJ (C-48/19, X-GmbH)  following on a request for a preliminary ruling brought by the Supreme Tax Court. The latter has now issued its subsequent (follow-up) decision and referred the case back to the Lower Tax Court for further fact finding.

Source: PwC DE

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