VAT support measure for the hospitality industry finishes on 30 September 2021 – adjust your cash register in time.

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To support the hospitality sector, the federal government has provided a temporary VAT reduction since 8 May 2021 for:

  • the provision of meals for consumption on the premises (temporary reduction to 6%);
  • the provision of (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) drinks for consumption on the premises (temporary reduction to 6%).

This support measure will reach its expiry date on 30 September 2021.

Unless it is extended, you will therefore have to apply the ‘old’ rates again as of 1 October.

We list them here for you:

  • the provision of meals for consumption on the premisses: 12%;
  • the provision of drinks for consumption on the premises: 21% (for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks).

Simple delivery of meals (‘takeaway’) will remain subject to 6%. The sale of drinks that are not consumed on the premises will not change either: non-alcoholic drinks will continue to be subject to 6% and alcoholic drinks to 21%.

If you use a registered cash register system, it is best to adapt the programming in good time.

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