by Dries Torreele
On 2 May, the Cabinet decided to temporarily reduce the VAT rate for face masks and hydroalcoholic gels from 21% to 6%. This reduced rate applies to supplies, imports and intra-Community acquisitions from 4 May 2020 up to and including 31 December 2020.
With regard to face masks, it was specifically stipulated that these must bear one of the following commodity codes:
These commodity codes cover face masks in a broad sense, ranging from masks manufactured using ‘nonwoven fabrics’ to hand-made varieties.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this temporary VAT reduction for face masks and hand gels, then please contact one of our specialists via email@example.com.
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