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Bulgaria cuts VAT on tours and alcohol

  • Aug 4, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Bulgaria has proposed that it switches the following services from the standard VAT rate to the reduced rate of 9%

  • entrance to gyms and other sports facilities
  • provision of tour holidays
  • alcohol (wine and beer) served in restaurants and cafes

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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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