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Reduced rates – Products for human consumption

  • Foodstuffs intended for human consumption, products used in their preparation and products used to supplement or replace these foodstuffs are subject to a reduced VAT rate of 5.5%.
  • Confectionery products, chocolates, margarines, vegetable fats, caviar and alcoholic beverages do not benefit from the reduced rate.
  • Takeaway and delivery sales of prepared food products are subject to a reduced VAT rate of 10%.
  • Products classified as medicines are subject to a different tax regime.
  • Persons liable for VAT may request a refund of the overpayment if an incorrect rate has been applied, by providing a rectifying invoice.
  • Parties may waive the issue of rectifying invoices before September 30, 2024.


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