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Moldova COVID-19 VAT rate cut

  • Apr 1, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Update, 1 April: VAT cut on hospitality services is confirmed as 20% down to 15%.

19 March: The Moldavian Ministry of Finance has proposed some initial Value Added Tax measures to assist businesses struggling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

VAT will be cut for the tourism industry, in particular for hotel, restaurant and catering services. These services are currently set at the standard rate of 20%. Until the start of 2020, they had been subject to the reduced 10% rate.

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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 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.
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