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Austria increases reduced VAT rates 2016


Austria increases reduced VAT rates 2016

Austria has announced in its latest budget a rise in its reduced VAT rates from 1 January 2016.

The current 10% rate will be increased to 13% on the following supplies:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Printed books, newspapers and magazines
  • Residential property rent

The following goods will remain at 10%:

  • Foodstuffs
  • Medicines

The standard Austrian VAT rate of 20% will remain unchanged. So too will the special 19% rate for Mittelberg and Jungholz.


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 this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.