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Latvia new 5% reduced VAT

  • Dec 12, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Latvia new 5% reduced VAT

Latvia's Ministry of Finance has confirmed plans to introduce a new, super reduced VAT rate of 5% from 1 January 2018. The new rate will apply to a range of locally produced vegetables and fruit.

Under the provisions of the EU's VAT Directive, EU member states may have two reduced VAT rates which should be at least 5% or above. Latvia already has a reduced VAT rate of 12%.


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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.