Greece cuts VAT rate on some food items, including for restaurant and hotel services


Greece has confirmed that from 20 May 2019, the following VAT rate reductions will take effect:

  • From 24% to 13% on: all kinds of pasta and bread, fish and crustaceans, coffee, tea, fruit juices and vegetables, salt, vinegar, various food items based on cereals, flours, starches, and food items for the preparation of sauces, broth and soups.
  • From 13% to 6% for supplies of electricity and natural gas.
  • From 24% to 13% on some food preparation services supplied by businesses for food to be consumed either onsite or to be taken away.