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Netherlands to increase reduced VAT rate to 9%

From 1 January 2019, the Dutch tax authorities will increase the reduced VAT rate from 6% to 9%. This reduced VAT rate applies to a number of different goods and services including accommodation, foodstuffs, pharmaceutical products, domestic passenger transport and books (excluding e-books).

Netherlands proposes to increase its reduced VAT rate to 9%

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.

Netherlands propose VAT treatment changes to the sales of retail vouchers

The Netherlands tax authorities have published a proposal for a change in the Value Added Tax (VAT) treatment of vouchers. This will affect retailers with promotional or loyalty programs and if accepted the new legislation will be introduced from 1 January 2019. The Dutch proposal follows the EU Voucher Directive which will harmonize the VAT… Read More