VAT in Austria


The Value Added Tax (VAT) in Austria is known as Umsatzsteuer (USt) in their local language.

What are the VAT rates in Austria?

The VAT rates in Austria are the following:

  • Standard rate: 20% (19% in the regions of Jungholz, Mittelberg)
  • Reduced rates: 10% and 13%

Austria has opted for the reduced VAT rates on a number of items allowed by the VAT Directive.

VAT Rates by goods and services in Austria

The standard VAT rate is 20% (19% in the regions of Jungholz, Mittelberg). The standard VAT rate generally applies for all goods and services for which no exemption, 0% or one of the reduced VAT rates is foreseen.

The first reduced VAT rate is 13%. This reduced rate applies to tickets to sport and cultural events, domestic flights, pet food, artists' services or products, among others.

In addition, there is a reduced VAT rate of 10%. This reduced rate applies to most food products, books, hotel accommodation, restaurants, passenger transport, pharmaceuticals, repair of certain products, among others.

Supplies and services at 0% are the standard supplies, such as exports or intra-Community supplies.

Finally, some supplies are VAT exempt, such as health services and financial services, among others.

To confirm the VAT rate applicable to your product or service in Austria, we recommend that you contact us

  • Foodstuff
    10 and 13%
  • Water supplies
    10%
  • Pharmaceutical products
    10%
  • Medical equipment for disabled persons
    20%
  • Children´s car seats
    20%
  • Passenger transport
    10% and 13%
  • Books
    10%
  • Books on other physical means of support
    10%
  • Newspapers
    10%
  • Periodicals
    10%
  • Admission to cultural services (theatre, etc)
    13%
  • Admission to amusement parks
    20%
  • Pay TV / cable
    20%
  • TV licenses
    10%
  • Writers / composers
    13%
  • Hotel accommodation
    10%
  • Restaurant and catering services
    10%
  • Restaurants
    10%
  • Medical and dental care
    Exempt and 20%
  • Repair of shoes and leather goods
    10%
  • Repair of clothing and household linen
    10%
  • Hairdressing
    20%

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