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Lithuania fuel, food, catering, hotel and e-book VAT changes 2023

Cuts in range of accommodation, digital books; roll over of cuts to heating and food rates

A range of reduced VAT rates have been confirmed for the 1 January 2023. The current VAT rate in Lithuania is 21%. Read more in our Lithuanian VAT guide.

Some are new reductions, whilst others support consumers from the inflation spike are rollovers.

  • E-books, textbooks, maps and journals will switch from the standard rate to 9%, bringing them into line with printed books
  • The temporary cut to restaurant, cafes, take away food and catering services will be extended until 31 December 2023.
  • The temporary cut to hotel and accommodation services will be extended permanently.
  • 9% levied on cultural, sports and art entrance and related charges will be extended until 30 June 2023

A number of EU countries are cutting fuel and basics VAT to help households deal with record inflation rates this winter.



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