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Hungary cuts restaurant VAT to 18%

  • Jan 21, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Hungary cuts restaurant VAT to 18%

Hungary reduced the VAT rate on restaurant services, excluding alcoholic beverages from the standard 27% VAT rate to the 18% reduced rate.

The change came into place on 1 January 2017.

There is a proposal to reduce this to 5% from 1 January 2018.


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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: 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.