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Austria extends 5% VAT on restaurants until Dec 2021

  • Nov 29, 2020 | Richard Asquith

UPDATE: the temporary VAT reduction is being extended until 31 December 2021.

Austria is to reduce the Value Added Tax rate to 5% on sectors hard-hit by the COVID crisis:

  • Café, restaurant and similar hospitality services currently at 10%
  • Entrance to cultural, cinema, sporting and other live venues, currently at 13%
  • Publishing, currently 10%

The measure is likely to start 1 July 2020, only to be in place until the end of 2020.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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