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Germany Notification 1st January 2024 VAT

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Dear administrator,


Germany has announced a change in the VAT rate applied to Meals as well as a change to the exemption limit for Gifts effective January 01, 2024.


Details in German can be found on:

Umsatzsteuer 2024: Wichtige Änderungen im Überblick | Steuern | Haufe


Summary of changes:

  • VAT rate applied for Meals has changed back to the Standard rate of 19% instead of the temporary 7% reduced VAT rate effective 1.1.2024. The measure is part of an end to the Covid-Related VAT adjustment package.
  • The exemption limit for Gifts to be VAT applicable will change from 35 EUR to 50 EUR effective 1.1.2024


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