VATupdate

Global VAT rate changes as of April 1, 2021

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Country Start date End date (if applicable) Old rate  New rate
Austria   31/12/2021 5% 20%
Temporary application of a reduced VAT rate of 5% in the gastronomy, culture and publishing sectors shall be prolonged to last until 31 December 2021
Belarus        
VAT rate changes for repairs of vehicles, foodstuffs, medicies, medical devices, etc
Belgium 01/01/2021 31/12/2022   6%
Demolition and reconstruction of private residences
Belgium   30/06/2021 21% 6%
Masks and hydroalcoholic gels
Botswana 01/04/2021   12% 14%
Increase standard rate
Bulgaria   31/12/2021 20% 9%
(1) Restaurant and catering services (2) Supply of books on physical carriers or by electronic means and (3) diapers for babies.
Colombia 01/01/2021   8% 0%
Temporary VAT cut for COVID hospitaliy 
Czech Republic   16/08/2022 15% 10%
VAT cut on accomodation; sporting & cultural events
Czech republic        
Proposal: reduce VAT on women’s menstrual aids
Czech Republic 03/02/2021 03/06/2021   0%
VAT exemption for respirators
European Union   31/12/2022   0%
VAT Relief on Vaccines and Test Kits for EU hospitals, medical practitioners and individuals. This measure is applicable in all EU Member States
Finland   30/04/2021   0%
Exemption for domestic sales of goods used for the prevention, testing and treatment of covid-19 infection and ICA from other MS
Germany   31/12/2022 19% 7%
VAT cut for COVID resturants; catering 
Greece   31/12/2021   6%
Reduced VAT Rate for PPEs
Greece   30/09/2021 24% 13%
Temporary VAT cut for COVID: coffee and non-alcoholic beverages, passenger transport, and cinema theatrical performance tickets 
Greece   01/07/2021
Holiday islands discounted VAT rate – 30 percent discount on VAT rates for goods and services
Greece 11/03/2021     6%
Streaming Theatrical Performances and Concerts
Hungary 01/01/2021 31/12/2022 27% 5%
Reduced VAT Rate for New Residential Properties
Ireland 01/09/2020 28/02/2021 23% 21%
Ending of temporary VAT cut for COVID
Ireland   01/01/2022 13.5% 9%
Ending of temporary VAT cut on tourism and hospitality for COVID
Ireland   28/02/2021 23% 21%
General standard VAT rate decrease
Jamaica   01/04/2021 16.5% 15%
Temporary VAT cut on hospitality for COVID
Malaysia   01/07/2021 6% 0%
Temporary VAT cut on tourism 
Mexico 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 16% 8%
VAT at Southern and Northern border regions
Netherlands 16/03/2020 31/03/2021   0%
Provision of care personnel
Netherlands   Not known yet   9%
Online sports services by gyms
North Macedonia 01/01/2021     10%
Supply of food and beverages (except alcoholic) for immediate consumption at the place of supply, Catering services
Norway   01/06/2021 6% 12%
Further extension???
Oman 01/04/2021   0% 5%
Introduction of VAT
Portugal   31/12/2021   6%
Reduced rate on face masks and hand sanitizer sold to general public
Slovakia 12/02/2021 30/04/2021   0%
PPE’s
Turkey   31/05/2021 18% 8%
Temporary VAT cut on hotels, accomodation, domestic flights
United Arab Emirates 01/09/2020 28/02/2021 5% 0%
Temporary zero-rating of personal protective equipment (PPE)
UK   30/09/2021 20% 5%
Temporary VAT cut on tourism and hospitality for COVID
UK 01/10/2021 31/03/2022 5% 12.5%
Temporary VAT cut on tourism and hospitality for COVID
Uruguay   04/04/2021 13% 22%
Café and restaurtant services temporary VAT cut 

 

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