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EC VAT rates


Here are the current EC VAT standard rates. Some member states also have reduced rates for heating, food etc.

Standard VAT rates

EC Member State Code Standard Rate Note
Austria AT 20%
Belgium BE 21%
Bulgaria BG 20%
Croatia HR 25%
Cyprus CY 19%
Czech Republic CZ 21%
Denmark DK 25%
Estonia EE 20%
Finland FI 24%
France FR 20%
Germany DE 19%
Greece EL 23%
Hungary HU 27%
Ireland IE 23%
Italy IT 22%
Latvia LV 21%
Lithuania LT 21%
Luxembourg LU 17%
Malta MT 18%
Netherlands NL 21%
Poland PL 23%
Portugal PT 23%
Romania RO 20% Reduced from 24% 1 Jan 2016
Slovakia SK 20%
Slovenia SI 22%
Spain ES 21%
Sweden SE 25%
United Kingdom UK 20%

This guide updated 12-Apr-2016

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