Netherlands proposes to increase its reduced VAT rate to 9%

31 October 2017

From 1 January 2018, the Dutch government is proposing to increase the reduced VAT rate from 6% to 9%.

In the Netherlands, the reduced VAT rate applies to basic foodstuffs, books, hairdresser services, swimming pool entry, medicines, art, antiques as well as entry to museums, zoos, theatres and sporting events.

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