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Greece Clarifies Application of 13% Reduced VAT on Certain Supplies due to COVID-19 — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

The Greek Public Revenue Authority (AADE) has published Circular E. 2080 of 5 June 2020 on the application of the 13% reduced VAT on certain supplies in response to COVID-19. The Circular confirms that the 13% rate applies from 1 June to 31 October 2020 on:

  • Any type of passenger transport, including transport by train, metro, and tram, by city and intercity buses, by plane, by ship, and by combined transport, as well as the transport of luggage;
  • Coffee and non-alcoholic beverages;
  • Services of cafes, restaurants, and pastry shops, including food services in hotels, which must be distinct from accommodation services; and
  • Cinema tickets.

Further, the Ministry of Finance issued a release clarifying that the reduced rate for transport services also applies for taxi fares.