Τhe Greek Central Government in Athens passed amendments to the VAT tax code (VAT) that came into force on May 20, 2019 under laws Gazetted as 4611/2019, 4607/2019 and 4591/2019.
After so many complaints, the 24% VAT on a range of services related to food consumption has been reduced to 13% from May 20, 2019.
The areas covered in general, are:
1. Restaurants, grills, tavernas, coffee shops, cafeterias, patisseries plus takeaway outlets and other related businesses except entertainment centres and some other outlets.
2. Supermarkets and Shops, where we purchase the packaged, bottled and canned items such as meat, fish, vegetables and vegetable juices, fruits, sauces, pastas, confectionery, plus the beverages – tea, coffee and cocoa and similar preparations. Soups and broths, ice-creams, vinegar and salt produce are also included.