2013 VAT Rates in EU States

March 22, 2013

Here is a good resource on EU Value Added Taxes issued by the European Commission in 2013 called “VAT Rates Applied in the Member States of the European Union.”  It has a comprehensive list of EU member state VAT rates, both general and reduced rates.

Update:  Here is a 2012 KPMG report on VAT rates across the world.  Page 4 of the report says:

Over the last two decades, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of countries and jurisdictions using indirect tax to fund government finances. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), VAT/GSTs are now imposed in over 150 countries, including 33 out of 34 OECD member countries (with the US being the lone exception). And while VAT/GSTs are relatively new taxation methods, they are clearly the way of the future. The OECD observes that consumption taxes now account for 31 percent of all revenue collected by governments of OECD member countries and 20 percent of taxation revenues worldwide1. VAT/GST is now globally the third most important source of revenue for governments, second to social security contributions and personal income taxes and well ahead of corporate income taxes, specific consumption taxes and property taxes.

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