German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition announced a VAT reduction from 19 percent to 16 percent for six months starting in July as part of a stimulus package to speed up Germany's recovery from the coronavirus shock. A lower VAT rate for hospitality would be cut by two points to 5 percent over the same period.

Sales Tax Rate in Germany averaged 17.86 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 19 percent in 2007 and a record low of 16 percent in 2001. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Sales Tax Rate | VAT - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Sales Tax Rate - VAT - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Bundeszentralamt für Steuern

Sales Tax Rate in Germany is expected to reach 16.00 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Sales Tax Rate - VAT is projected to trend around 19.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Sales Tax Rate - VAT

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.00 19.00 19.00 16.00 2000 - 2020 percent Yearly

Germany Taxes Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Corporate Tax Rate 30.00 30.00 56.80 29.40 percent [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 45.00 45.00 57.00 42.00 percent [+]
Sales Tax Rate 16.00 19.00 19.00 16.00 percent [+]
Social Security Rate 40.01 39.91 42.53 33.35 percent [+]
Social Security Rate For Companies 19.88 19.83 21.00 16.70 percent [+]
Social Security Rate For Employees 20.13 20.08 21.63 16.65 percent [+]


Germany Sales Tax Rate - VAT
In Germany, the sales tax rate is a tax charged to consumers based on the purchase price of certain goods and services. The benchmark we use for the sales tax rate refers to the highest rate. Revenues from the Sales Tax Rate are an important source of income for the government of Germany.