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Czech cuts reduced VAT rates May 2020

The Czech Republic (Czechia) has recast its reduced VAT rates again from 1 May 2020. This mostly includes reclassifying many goods from 15% to the second reduced rate of 10%. The standard Value Added Tax rate is 21%. The cuts will apply until 16 August 2022.

Current supplies on 10% Czech VAT are now:

  • Drinking water
  • Catering and restaurant services
  • Draught beer
  • Shoe and clothing supplies
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Cultural, sport, theatre and similar entrance fees
  • Books and e-books
  • Newspaper paper and digital
  • House cleaning
  • Gyms

The following services remain at the reduced rate of 15%

  • Foodstuffs
  • Repairs and work on medical instruments
  • Nonalcoholic beverages
  • Air passenger transport
  • Certain medical equipment and pharmaceuticals
  • Medical and social care (unless exempt)
  • Children’s car safety seats
  • Funeral services

You can verify any global VAT and GST rates via our global rate pages.


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