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Austria announce that online marketplaces will be liable for their merchants’ unpaid VAT from 2020

Austria recently announced that from 1 January 2020, it plans to make online marketplaces (such as eBay, Amazon etc.) liable for unpaid VAT by merchants selling through their platforms. This new liability follows similar regulations introduced by Germany and the UK and should help to prevent online VAT fraud, which is estimated to cost the… Read More

Austria cuts e-book VAT to 10% 2020

From 1 January 2020, Austria will cut the VAT rate applicable on e-books from 20% to 10%. This follows the EU Councils proposal to allow EU member states to cut rates on electronic publications to match their printed equivalents, please click here for the full article.

Austria reduces VAT on hotels to 10%

From 1 November 2018, the Austrian government will amend its VAT law to reduce the VAT rate applied on hotel accommodation to 10%. This new rate brings Austria in line with most other European Union countries who already impose a reduced VAT rate on this type of service.