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I am forced to close my restaurant, which is why I will be selling takeaways from now on. What is the situation concerning VAT on takeaways?

Thursday 19/03/2020
Afhaalmaaltijden btw

Contrary to restaurants and catering services, the provision of takeaway meals is subject to a reduced VAT rate of 6%.

If you also supply drinks, you must make a distinction as follows:

  • Non-alcoholic beverages: 6% VAT
  • Low alcohol drinks (max. 0.5% for beer and max. 1.2% for other drinks): 6% VAT
  • Other alcoholic beverages: 21% VAT

You are still required to hand out a VAT receipt, also for takeaway meals!

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Last update: 30/04/2020

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