The lowering of the VAT for the gastronomy According to the traffic light coalition, it is unlikely to be extended beyond the end of 2023. That was what they first reported Picture and that Handelsblatt. So the could VAT At the beginning of next year it will be increased again from seven to 19 percent.

However, this has not yet been decided, reports the Reuters news agency, citing information from the coalition. The decision will be made in Budget Committee of the Bundestag on the 2024 budget.

Food taken away, in the supermarket or delivered is taxed at seven percent anyway. Around the gastronomy during the Corona crisis To provide relief, the tax rate was also temporarily reduced for meals in restaurants and cafés.

The regulation has been extended several times due to the energy crisis, most recently until the end of this year. Restaurateurs had already repeatedly demanded that the tax cut not be allowed to expire. Last warned the Dehoga hotel and restaurant association before mass closures.