Tax relief for gastronomy due to Corona

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Changes in Austria

On May 26, 2020, additional aids for the catering industry regarding the Corona crisis were decided in the Austrian National Council.

The main changes from 01.07.2020 are:

Deletion of the sparkling wine tax

This deletion applies permanently. Until now, one euro had to be paid per liter.

Halving VAT on non-alcoholic beverages

Halving the tax rate to 10 percent is limited until the end of the year.

However, only open, non-alcoholic drinks are affected. This includes both directly served beverages and beverages that the customer opens immediately. Drinks in vending machines or in supermarkets are excluded.

Tax relief on meal vouchers (“employer’s subsidy”)

The amount for tax-free meal vouchers that are redeemed either at the workplace or in a restaurant has been increased to 8 euros per day. Until now, they were only tax-free up to a value of EUR 4.40 per day.

For food that is not consumed immediately, the tax-free amount is increased from 1.10 to 2.00.

Higher sales rate for business lunches

Business lunches can be deducted at 75% in the period from 01.07.2020 to 31.12.2020 instead of only 50% as before.


Changes in Germany

We have already reported in this news article about the reduction of VAT in Germany.


Adaption of VAT in the mocca® system

Our support team will contact you within the next few days to discuss the adaption of the VAT in the mocca® system with you.

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