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Belgium applies temporary reduced VAT rates for restaurant and catering services

To reduce the negative implications following all Covid measures, the Belgian authorities have on 30 April 2021, officially announced a second temporary 6% reduced value added tax (VAT) rate on restaurant and catering services effective as from 8 May 2021.

This time it also includes the supplies of alcoholic beverages when supplied with other ancillary services in relation to the direct consumption, e.g. fastfood restaurants, theater restaurants, canteens, hotels, cafes but also catering companies. The mere supply of alcohol remains taxed with the standard VAT rate. The measure will end at 30 September 2021.

07 May 2021 at 3:42 pm
1 min
Published by:
Daniëlle van der Meulen-Idema
Sr. VAT Specialist
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