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REMINDER: Netherlands increases reduced VAT rate to 9%

From 1 January 2019, the Dutch tax authorities increased the reduced VAT rate from 6% to 9%. The 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 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.