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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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