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Potential Consequences of Lower VAT for Beauty Services: EU Commission Warning

  • The planned reduction of VAT rate for beauty services to 8% may result in a violation procedure by the European Commission.
  • Experts warn that the EU directive does not allow such a significant preference.
  • The Commission and the Ministry of Finance have not provided a clear response regarding the government’s plans.
  • The beauty industry’s VAT reduction could set a dangerous precedent for other sectors affected by the pandemic or the war in Ukraine.
  • The only concrete VAT plans are mentioned in the government’s election program.
  • The reduction for the beauty sector has not been specified, and it may not include all businesses.
  • VAT regulations are unified across the EU, and the list of goods and services eligible for reduced rates can be found in the VAT directive.
  • The scope of the VAT reduction for beauty services is still unknown.

Source: podatki.gazetaprawna.pl

Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.

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