Most Central EU states now offer reduced VAT on cafes, restaurants and catering
As part of its ‘Tax Revolution’ set of reforms announced earlier this month, the Slovakian government is aiming to reduce the Value Added Tax rate on rest and catering services. The Ministry of Finance is aiming to reduce the rate from the standard 20% to the reduced rate of 10%.
Most Central European EU states have operated reduced rates for cafes, restaurants and catering for many years. Examples include:
- Romania – 5%
- Bulgaria – 9%
- Hungary – 5%
- Poland 8%
- Slovenia – 9.5%