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VAT Rates and My PTCs

The table below indicates the current VAT rates associated with each VAT rate type, such as standard versus reduced, in each of the 28 European Union (EU) member states.

The table below contains a list of Product Tax Codes (PTCs).

Country Country Code Standard (S) Reduced 1 (R) Reduced 2 (R2) Super-Reduced (SR) Zero (Z)
Austria AT 20.0% 13.0% 10.0% 5% 0.0%
Belgium BE 21.0% 6.0%

Bulgaria BG 20.0% 9.0%

Croatia HR 25.0% 13.0% 5.0%

Cyprus CY 19.0% 5.0%

Czech Republic CZ 21.0% 15.0% 10.0%

Denmark DK 25.0%

Estonia EE 20.0% 9.0%

Finland FI 24.0% 14.0% 10.0%

France FR 20.0% 10% 5.5% 2.1%

Germany DE 19.0% 7.0%

Greece GR 24.0% 13.0% 6.0%

Hungary HU 27.0% 18.0% 5.0%

Ireland IE 23.0% 13.5% 9.0%

0.0%
Italy IT 22.0% 10.0% 5.0% 4.0% 0.0%
Latvia LV 21.0% 12.0%

Lithuania LT 21.0% 9.0% 5.0%

Luxembourg LU 17.0% 8.0%

3.0%

Malta MT 18.0% 5.0%

0.0%
Netherlands NL 21.0% 9.0%

0.0%
Poland PL 23.0% 8.0% 5.0%

Portugal PT 23.0% 13.0% 6.0%

Romania RO 19.0% 9.0% 5.0%

Slovakia SK 20.0% 10.0%

Slovenia SI 22.0% 9.5% 5.0%

Spain ES 21.0% 10.0%

4.0%

Sweden SE 25.0% 12.0% 6.0%

United Kingdom GB 20.0% 5.0%

0.0%

General

Code Description
A_GEN_STANDARD Always taxable at the standard rate

Books & Printed Materials

Code Description
A_BOOKS_GEN Printed Books
A_BOOK_ATLAS Book of Maps or Charts
A_BOOK_AUDIOBOOK Audiobooks in the physical format
A_BOOK_GLOBE Spherical Map or Chart
A_BOOK_MAGAZINE Periodical Publication
A_BOOK_MAP Diagrammatic Area of Land or Sea
A_BOOK_ADULT Adult Coloring or Activity Book

Apparel

Code Description
A_CLTH_BABY General Baby Clothing
A_CLTH_CHILD General Children's Clothing
A_CLTH_PROTECTIVE Protective Sport or Work Clothing

Food

Code Description
A_FOOD_GEN General Food Products
A_FOOD_CAKEDECOR Cake Decorating Foods
A_FOOD_CANFRUIT Canned Fruit and Vegetables
A_FOOD_CEREALBARS Cereal Bars
A_FOOD_CEREALCHOCBARS Chocolate Cereal Bars
A_FOOD_CHOCEREAL Chocolate Cereal
A_FOOD_CNDY Candy
A_FOOD_COFFEE Coffee
A_FOOD_DAIRY Milk and other Dairy Foods
A_FOOD_DESSERT Desserts Without Chocolate
A_FOOD_DRIEDFRUIT Dried Fruits and Vegetables
A_FOOD_FLOUR Flour
A_FOOD_MEATCHICKEN Chicken or Other Meats
A_FOOD_MISCBEVERAGE Carbonated Water or Other Non-Soda / Juice Drinks
A_FOOD_NAAN Naan
A_FOOD_NCARBWTR Non-Carbonated Water
A_FOOD_OIL Oils
A_FOOD_PASTANOODLE Pasta and Noodles
A_FOOD_PASTRYCASE Pastry
A_FOOD_PLAINBISCUIT Plain Biscuits
A_FOOD_PLAINCRACKER Plain Crackers
A_FOOD_PLAINNUT Plain Nuts
A_FOOD_RICE Rice
A_FOOD_SEASONINGS Salt, Pepper, and other Seasonings
A_FOOD_SNACK Non-chocolate Snacks and Treats
A_FOOD_SODAJUICE Sodas and Juices
A_FOOD_SODAJUICEUNSWEET Sodas and Juices Unsweetened
A_FOOD_SPREAD Spreadable Food
A_FOOD_SWEETNER Sugar and other Sweeteners
A_FOOD_TEA Tea
A_FOOD_VEGETABLE Fresh or Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
A_FOOD_PETFOOD Food for Pets
A_FOOD_ANIMALFOOD Food for Farm Animals
A_FOOD_ANIMALMED Medicine for Farm Animals
A_FOOD_ANIMALVITAMINS Vitamins for Farm Animals

Health, Beauty and Personal Care

Code Description
A_HLTH_NUTRITIONBAR Nutrition Bar
A_HLTH_NUTRITIONDRINK Nutrition Drink
A_HLTH_PILLCAPSULETABLET Pills and Capsules
A_HLTH_SMOKINGCESSATION Smoking Cessation Aids
A_HLTH_SMOKINGGUM Smoke Cessation Gum
A_HLTH_VITAMINS Vitamins and Minerals
A_HPC_CONTACTLENSES Corrective Contact Lenses
A_HPC_CONTRACEPTIVE Condoms and other Contraceptive Aids
A_HPC_DIETARYSUPPL Dietary Supplements
A_HPC_INCONTINENCE Adult Diapers and Incontinence Aids
A_HPC_MEDICINE Other Medicines
A_HPC_PPECLOTHING Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Clothing
A_HPC_PPEMASKS Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Masks
A_HPC_PPESANITISER Sanitizers
A_HPC_CORRECTIVEGLASSES Reading Glasses
A_HPC_SANITARYPRODUCTS Female Hygienic and Other Sanitary Products
A_HPC_THERMOMETER Thermometers
A_HPC_WALKINGSTICK Walking Sticks and other Mobility Aids
A_HPC_WHEELCHAIR Wheelchairs

Outdoor

Code Description
A_OUTDOOR_FUEL Firewood and Outdoor Cooking Fuels
A_OUTDOOR_FERTILIZER Plant Fertilizers
A_OUTDOOR_LAWNCONTROL Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides
A_OUTDOOR_PLANTFOOD Plant Food
A_OUTDOOR_PLANTS Bulbs and Other Plants
A_OUTDOOR_SEEDS Plant Seed

Infant and Baby Supplies

Code Description
A_BABY_BIBCLOTH Baby Bib Cloth
A_BABY_CARSEAT Car Seats for Baby and Children
A_BABY_NAPPIES Baby or Children's Nappy or Diaper

Outside the scope of VAT

Code Description
A_GEN_NOTAX Outside the scope of VAT

VAT Rates and My PTCs


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