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Belgium MOF Announces Reduced VAT Rate for Restaurants, Catering Services Due to Coronavirus

June 10, 2020, 5:00 AM

The Belgian Federal Public Service-Finance June 6 announced the Council of Minister’s same date approval of a draft royal decree to reduce the VAT rate for qualified restaurants and catering services due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement: 1) includes a 6 percent reduced VAT rate from June 8 to Dec. 31; 2) excludes deliveries of beer and of other alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content exceeding 0.5 percent and 1.2 percent by volume, respectively; and 3) includes the application of the reduced rate to temporary and permanent restaurants and catering services, including the supply of beverages without meals. The ...