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Hungary to cut hotel VAT to 13%

  • Jun 3, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Hungary has announced plans to cut the VAT rate on hotel and similar rental accommodation from the reduced rate of 18% to 13%. The standard VAT rate in Hungary is 27%.

The reduction was announced as part of the latest economic action plan to help simplify and reduce the country’s tax burden.

Most EU countries now offer a reduced VAT rate on hotel and accommodation services linked to the tourism trade. The notable exceptions are Denmark and the UK.

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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 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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