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Russia exempts catering from VAT 1 January 2024

Russia is to exempt providers of catering services from Value Added Tax from 1 January 2024. This includes the following service groups:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Hotel (non-accommodation related)
  • Canteens and refectories

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The following requirements will have to be met from the exemption:

  1. Annual turnover below RUB 2billion
  2. 70% at least of this income should be catering services
  3. Meet catering average salary levels (from 2024)

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