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VAT rates in Belgium

Belgium imposes Value Added Tax (VAT) at different rates as follows for various goods and services:

1. Standard rate - 21%

The standard VAT rate in Belgium is applicable to all taxable goods and services, except when a specific measure allows for a reduced rate.

2. Reduced rate - 12%

Certain categories of the following items:

Foodstuffs, agricultural supplies, social housing, demolition and construction work on old buildings, some energy products and other specific items.

3. Reduced rate - 6%

Most other goods and services are taxed at 6% in Belgium, most notably including foodstuffs such as takeaway food, non-alcoholic drinks, some newspapers and periodicals, domestic passenger transport and hotel accommodation.

4. Zero rate - 0%

This category includes some daily and weekly newspapers as well as intra-community and international transport.


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