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Portugal increases VAT on foodstuffs in 2012

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  • 02 January 2011 | Richard Asquith

Portugal increases VAT on foodstuffs in 2012

There has been a change in Portuguese VAT Rate classification for certain food items & other products/services from January 2012.

Prepared foods currently being classified on reduced rates of either 6% (e.g. Beverages, Dairy Deserts, Soft Drinks, Prepared Potatoes) and 13% (e.g. Canned meat, edible offal, canned clams, canned fruit, jams & jellies, coffee, appetizers, snacks, restaurant food & beverage, oils and margarine spreads) are to change to 23%. Bottled spring & mineral water currently 6% will change to 13%. There are also changes in other services.


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 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.