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Austria reduced VAT rate increase 2016

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  • 03 September 2015 | Richard Asquith

Austria reduced VAT rate increase 2016

Austria has confirmed plans to raise its reduced VAT rate from 10% to 13% from 1 January 2016 on the following services:

  • Cultural events, including entrance to public museums and galleries
  • Domestic air travel
  • Sales of certain animal feeds

Accommodation services  will not be subject to the rise until 1 April 2016.  The measures were included in the 2015/16 Tax Act.


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.