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EU e-book VAT rate cuts

  • Dec 28, 2018 | Richard Asquith

The following major global Value Added Tax and Goods and Services Tax rate and regime changes come into effect after 1 January 2019.

Country Existing/old rate New rate Implementation
Austria 20% 10% 1 Jan 2020
Belgium 21% 6% 1 Apr 2019
Croatia 25% 5% 1 Jan 2019
Czech Republic 21% 10% 1 May 2020
Finland 24% 10% 1 Jul 2019
Germany 19% 7% 1 Jan 2020
Ireland 23% 9% 1 Jan 2019
Luxembourg 17% 3% 1 Jan 2019
Malta 18% 5% 1 Jan 2019
Netherlands 21% 9% 1 Jan 2020
Norway (non-EU) 25% 0% 1 Jul 2019
Poland 23% 5% 1 Nov 2019
Portugal 23% 6% 1 Jan 2019
Slovenia 22% 5% 1 Jan 2020
Sweden 25% 6% 1 July 2019

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.
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