VAT Rates 2016 Applied in the Member States of the European Union

Austria

Standard rate: 20%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 13%: Domestic flights; entrance to cultural and sporting   events; entrance to cinemas; agricultural supplies; wine production.
10%: Basic foodstuffs; water supplies; pharmaceutical products; public transport; newspapers and periodicals; printed books; pay and cable TV; TV licence; social services; cleaning in private households; hotel accommodation; public refuse collection; restaurants.

Belgium

Standard rate: 21%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 12%:  Some foodstuffs; certain agricultural supplies; some social housing; restaurants (all beverages excluded); certain energy products e.g. coal, lignite, coke; certain tyres and inner tubes for agricultural use.
6%: Some foodstuffs (including takeaway food); water supplies; some pharmaceutical products; some medical equipment for disabled persons; transport of passengers; some books; newspapers and periodicals (with certain exceptions); entrance to cultural events and amusement parks; social housing; certain repair and renovation of private dwellings; some agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; addmission to sporting events; use of sports facilities; some social services; certain undertaker and cremation services; minor repairs (including bicycles, shoes and leather goods, clothing and household linen).

Bulgaria

Standard rate: 20%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 9%: Hotel accommodation.

Croatia

Standard rate: 25%: All other taxable goods and services. Croatia raises restaurant VAT rate in 2014.

Reduced rates: 13%: Some foodstuffs; water supplies (excluding bottled water); newspapers (other than daily published newspapers with less than 50% advertising content); periodicals (magazines other than science periodicals with less than 50% advertising content); tickets for concerts; hotel accomodation; restaurants.
5%: Some foodstuffs (including bread, milk and infant formula); pharmaceutical products (only approved medicines prescribed by a doctor); some medical equipment; educational books; daily newspapers (with less than 50% advertising content); science periodicals; admission to cinema.

Cyprys

Standard rate: 19%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 9%: Some passenger transport; hotel accomodation; restaurants.
5%: Basic foodstuffs; water supplies; pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; childrens car seats; some public transport; books; newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events and amusement parks; writers and composers; renovation and repair of private dwellings; some agricultural supplies; admission to sports events; domestic waste collection; hairdressing.

Czech Republic

Standard rate: 21%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 15%: Foodstuffs (excluding essential child nutrition); water supplies; medical equipment for disabled persons; children’s car seats; public transport; newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events, shows and amusement parks; writers and composers; social housing; renovation and repair of private dwellings; cleaning of private households; some agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; admission to sporting events; use of sporting facilities; social services; supplies to undertaker and cremation services; medical and dental care; domestic care services.
10%: Foodstuffs classed as essential child nutrition; pharmaceutical products; books.

Denmark

Standard rate: 21%: All other taxable goods and services.

Estonia

Standard rate: 20%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 9%: Pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; books; newspapers and periodicals; hotel accommodation.

Finland

Standard rate: 24%: All other taxable goods and services. Finland VAT rate rises 1% Jan 2013.

Reduced rates: 14%: Foodstuffs; some agricultural supplies; restaurants.
10%: Pharmaceutical products; public transport; books; newspapers and periodicals (sold on subscription); admission to cultural events and amusement parks; TV licence; writers and composers; hotel accommodation; admission to sports events.

France

Standard rate: 20%: All other taxable goods and services. French VAT rate increase to 20% from January 2014

Reduced rates: 10%: Some foodstuffs; some pharmaceutical products; public transport; admission to amusement park (with cultural aspect); pay/cable TV; some renovation and repairs of private dwellings; some cleaning in private households; some agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; restaurants (excluding alcoholic beverages); some domestic waste collection; certain domestic care services.
5,5%: Some foodstuffs; water supplies, medical equipment for disabled persons; books (excluding those with pornographic or violent content); admission to certain cultural events; writers and composers; some social housing; admission to sports events; some domestic care services.
2,1%: Some pharmaceutical products; newspapers and periodicals; TV licence.

Germany

Standard rate: 19%: All other taxable goods and services. German reduced 7% VAT rate rise reports in 2013

Reduced rates: 7%: Some foodstuffs; water supplies; medical equipment for disabled persons; some public transport; books; newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events; writers and composers; agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; admission to sports events; social services; medical and dental care.

Greece

Standard rate: 19%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 13%: Basic foodstuffs; water supplies; some pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; some agricultural supplies; undertaker and cremation services; domestic care services.
6%: Some pharmaceutical products; books; newspapers and periodicals; theatre admission; hotel accommodation.

Hungary

Standard rate: 27%: All other taxable goods and services. Hungary raises VAT 2% to 27% in 2012

Reduced rates: 18%: Certain foodstuffs; admission to certain open air concerts; hotel accommodation.
5%: Certain foodstuffs (including bulk supply of live pigs, cattle, sheep, lamb, goat and their meat); pharmaceutical products (intended for human use); medical equipment for disabled persons; books; newspapers and periodicals.

Ireland

Standard rate: 23%: All other taxable goods and services. Ireland VAT 2% rise to 23% January 2012

Reduced rates: 13,5%: Certain foodstuffs; children’s car seats; social housing; renovation and repair of private dwellings; cleaning in private households; some agricultural supplies; medical and dental care; collection of domestic waste; minor repairs of bicycles, shoes and leather goods and household linen; energy for heating and light; moveable property used in the construction and maintenance of immovable property; supply of immovable property; routine cleaning of immovable property; services relating to the care of the human body; certain tourist services; photography services; services supplied by jockeys; works of art and antiques; short term hire of certain passenger vehicles; driving schools; services supplied by veterinary surgeons.
9%: Certain foodstuffs; newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events and amusement parks; hotel accomodation; restaurants (excluding all beverages); use of sports facilities; hairdressing.
Ireland extends 9% reduced VAT on tourism
4,8%: Livestock intended for use in the preparation of foodstuffs; agricultural supplies.

Italy

Standard rate: 22%: All other taxable goods and services. Italy raises VAT to 24% 2017

Reduced rates: 10%: Some foodstuffs; water supplies; some pharmaceutical products; public transport; admission to cultural events; some social housing; renovation and repair of private dwellings; some agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; restaurants; admission to certain sports events; certain social services; collection of domestic waste.
4%: Some food products; certain medical equipment for disabled persons; certain books; newspapers and some periodicals; e-books; online journals newspapers; TV licence; some social housing; some agricultural supplies; certain social services.

Latvia

Standard rate: 21%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 12%: Food products for infants; pharmaceutical products; medical products for disabled persons; public transport; books; newspaper and periodicals; hotel accommodation.

Lithuania

Standard rate: 21%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 9%: Public transport (on regular routes); books; newspapers and periodicals; hotel accommodation.
5%: Pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons.

Luxembourg

Standard rate: 17%: All other taxable goods and services. Luxembourg VAT rate to rise to 17% 1 January 2015

Reduced rates: 14%: Certain wines; certain fuels; washing and cleaning products; printed advertising matter; heating and airconditioning; safe custody and administration of securities; administration of credit and credit guarantees.
8%: Cleaning in private households; minor repairs of bicycles, shoes and leather goods, clothing and household linen; hairdressing.
3%: Foodstuffs; water supplies; certain pharmaceutical products; certain medical equipment for disabled persons; public transport; books; newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events and amusement parks; pay TV/cable TV; writers and composers; some social housing; some agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; restaurants (excluding alcoholic beverages); admission to sports events; use of sports facilities; some social services; undertaker and cremation services; medical and dental care; collection of domestic waste.

Malta

Standard rate: 18%: All other taxable goods and services. Malta cuts e-book VAT rate from 18% to 5% 2015

Reduced rates: 7%: Hotel accommodation.
5%: Some confectionary; medical equipment for disabled persons; books; newspapers and periodicals; cultural events; minor repairs of shoes and leather goods, bicycles, clothing and household linens.

Poland

Standard rate: 23%: All other taxable goods and services. Poland drops VAT rate cut plan

Reduced rates: 8%: Certain foodstuffs; water supplies; pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; children’s car seats; public transports; some newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events and amusement parks; some pay TV/cable TV; writers and composers; social housing; certain renovation and repair of private dwellings; certain agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; restaurants (excluding alcoholic and certain other beverages); admission to sports events; use of sports facilities; undertaker and cremation services; collection of domestic waste; minor repairs of bicycles, shoes and leather goods, clothing and household linen; hairdressing.
5%: Some foodstuffs; certain books and periodicals; some agricultural supplies.

Portugal

Standard rate: 23%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 13%: Some foodstuffs; admission to certain cultural events; some agricultural supplies; wine; diesel for agriculture.
6%: Some foodstuffs; water supplies; certain pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; childrens car seats; public transport; some books; certain newspapers and periodicals; TV licence; social housing; renovation and repair of private dwellings; certain agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; some social services; medical and dental care; collection of domestic waste, minor repairs of bicycles; domestic care services.

Romania

Standard rate: 20%: All other taxable goods and services.
Romania reduces VAT to 20% in 2016

Reduced rates: 9%: Some foodstuffs; certain pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; books; newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events and amusement parks; hotel accommodation.
5%: Social housing.

Slovakia

Standard rate: 20%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 10%: Pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; books.

Slovenia

Standard rate: 22%: All other taxable goods and services. Slovenia drops plans to raise VAT to 24%

Reduced rates: 9,5%: Foodstuffs; water supplies; pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; public transport; books; newspapers and periodicals; cultural events and themeparks; writers and composers; social housing; renovation and repairs of private dwellings; cleaning of private dwellings; agricultural supplies; restaurants (preparation of meals only); hotel accomodation; admission to sports events; use of sports facilities; undertaker and cremation services; domestic waste collection; minor repairs of bicycles, clothes and household linen, shoes and leather goods; domestic care services; hairdressing.

Spain

Standard rate: 21%: All other taxable goods and services. Spain increases VAT 3% September 2012

Reduced rates: 10%: Some foodstuffs; water supplies; certain pharmaceutical products; some medical equipment for disabled persons; public transport; some social housing; renovation and repair of private dwellings; agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; restaurants, admission to certain sports events; some social services; domestic waste collection.
4%: Some foodstuffs; some pharmaceutical products; some medical equipment for the disabled; some books; certain newspapers and periodicals; some social housing; some social services.

Sweden

Standard rate: 25%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 12%: Some foodstuffs; hotel accommodation; restaurants.
6%: Public transport; books; newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events; writers and composers; admission to sports events; use of sports facilities.

United Kingdom

Standard rate: 20%: All other taxable goods and services.

Reduced rates: 5%: Children’s car seats, social housing, domestic electricity, gas and other domestic energy supplies, energy-saving domestic installations and goods.
0%: Social housing, printed books, journals and other printed materials, renovations to private housing, collections of domestic refuse, household water supplies, basic foods, pharmaceutical products, certain medical supplies, passenger transport and children’s clothing.

Author: ARMANDO DAKO
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