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Spain Extends Zero VAT Rate on Essential Food Items to Support Consumers

  • The Spanish government has extended the zero VAT rate on essential food items until September 30, 2024
  • Olive oil will also benefit from the zero VAT rate starting July 1, 2024
  • From October 1, 2024, a minimal VAT rate of 2% will be applied on these items
  • The original VAT rates will be restored on January 1, 2025
  • This temporary relief aims to provide savings for consumers and support economic stability


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