Continuing COVID-19 disruption extension of VAT support for key sectors till 31 December 2022
Bulgaria is to extend its cut in VAT for a range of services heavily affected by the continuing coronavirus crisis. The reduction from the standard rate to 9% will continue for the whole of 2022.
July 2020 cut now to last to 31 December 2022
Bulgaria had extended range of supplies from the standard VAT rate of 20% to the reduced VAT rate of 9%. This was to apply between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2021. The tax break is designed to help key sectors during the coronavirus pandemic emergency.
The supplies now subject to the reduced rate include:
- Catering and restaurant services
- Tourism services
- Books and textbooks
- Baby foodstuffs and supplies
- Sports facilities and gyms
Accommodation, hotels and other overnight stay services are already at 9% reduced VAT rate.
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