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Austria lowers hotel VAT to 10%

  • Feb 28, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Austria lowers hotel VAT to 10%

Austria is to lower the VAT rate on accommodation services, including hotels and bed & breakfast rooms and related services.

The supplies will be moved from the current reduced rate of 13% to 10% from 1 November 2018.

Most countries in the EU subsidies their tourism sectors such subsidies. The exceptions include the UK, Slovakia and Denmark.


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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 can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 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.