5% RATE ON TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER

Paul Crichton

5% RATE ON TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER


The temporary 5% VAT rate applied to supplies made in the tourism and hospitality sector since the pandemic comes to an end in September. The rate then increases to 12.5% from 1 October until 31 March 2022, when it reverts to the standard rate.

For those businesses operating in this sector, this will mean an amendment to their accounting software and possibly prices. Note that the 20% rate continues to apply to the sales of alcohol.

Where deposits and other payments are taken before 30 September 2021, the 5% rate would apply to that supply as that would be the tax point for the supply.