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Portugal restaurant VAT cut to 13%

  • Jun 30, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Portugal restaurant VAT cut to 13%

Portugal has granted its restaurant and café sector and important subsidy with a reduction in the VAT rate for their food services from 23% to 10% from 1 July 2016.  The rate will drop to 9% and 12% for Azores and Madeira, respectively.

Portugal raised its restaurant rate to the standard rate of 23% in 2013 to help stabilise the country’s finances.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is the former VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara