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VAT rates in Germany

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

1. Standard rate - 19%

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

2. Reduced rate - 7%

Some foodstuffs; hotels; water (excl. bottled water); welfare; some domestic passenger transport; intra-community and international passenger transport certain road, rail and water transportation; newspapers and books - electronic.

3. Exempt

Financial services; public postal; transactions involving immovable property.


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