Posted by: IS | December 31, 2010

List of VAT Rate Changes throughout Europe.


Czech Republic No changes for 2011The government has flagged changes coming in 2012.
Cyprus Increase in VAT on Food and Pharma.to 5% – (previously 0%).
Greece Reduced rate increasing to 13% Super Reduced rate increases from 5.5% to 6.5%. (In certain Aegean islands – the above rates will now be 9% and 5% respectively).
Ireland No changes for 2011. (Watch out for a proposed increase in the standard rate in 2012 to 22% and a further increase in 2013 to 23%).
Latvia Standard rate moves to 22%. Reduced rate moves to12%.
Lithuania No changes announced yet although the Government has signalled a substantial review of its reduced rates. Probably during 2011.
Poland Standard Rate 23%. Reduced rate 1 will be 8% (the old 7% rate). Reduced rate 2 will be 5% (the old 3% rate). ** Watch for changes to the classification of goods and services – some will be switching rates in the new year).
Portugal Standard Portuguese rate moves to 23%. Autonomous regions standard rate (the old 15% rate) moves up to 16%.
Slovakia Standard rate moves up to 20%. No other changes expected.
Switzerland Standard rate moves to 8%. Reduced rate 1 (the old 2.4%) moves to 2.5%. Reduced rate 2 (the old 3.6) moves to 3.8%.
UK Standard rate increases to 20%.
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