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Greece cuts restaurant and hotel VAT

  • May 10, 2019 | Richard Asquith

The Greek government has proposed cutting VAT on a number of services:

  • Food and drink services from the standard 23% rate to the reduced 13%. 
  • Hotel and accommodation services from 13%
  • Domestic gas and electricity VAT will be reduced from 13% to 6%

The measures will have to be approved by parliament, and would become effective on 1 May 2019.

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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 can be contacted at: 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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