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VAT rates in Luxembourg

This article is no longer applicable from 01/01/2024. The VAT rates applicable from 01/01/2024 can be consulted on our next page.

Since 1st January 2023VAT rates in Luxembourg have been temporarily reduced to 3, 7, 13 and 16% until 31 December 2023.
As a reminder, as the 16% rate is the default rate, the legislator has defined lists of goods and services eligible for reduced rates in 3 annexes. Below is an overview of these 3 lists of VAT rates.

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Annex B - Super-reduced VAT rate : 3%

The super-reduced rate of 3% is the only one not to have undergone any changes in 2023. It will therefore remain unchanged in 2024.
Below is a list of the most common items. Other goods and services are covered in this Annex B.

  • Food products (human consumption) and catering, excluding alcohol
  • Food products (animal consumption)
  • Books, newspapers and periodicals (except publications devoted to advertising, whether in full or predominantly)
  • Clothing and hairstyles for children under 14
  • Distribution water
  • Pharmaceutical products for health care, disease prevention and medical and veterinary treatment
  • Female sanitary protection
  • Contraception
  • Passenger transport
  • Collection and waste treatment and household waste
  • Access to concerts, shows,...
  • ....

Annex A - Reduced VAT rate: 7%

This is one of the 3 VAT rates that changed on 1 January. It will revert to 8% in 2024.

  • Gas liquefied or in gaseous state, suitable for heating, lighting and powering engines
  • Energy electric
  • Heat supplied by means of a heating network
  • Wood for heating
  • Live plants and other floricultural products
  • Styling men or women
  • Repair bicycles, shoes and leather goods, and alterations to clothing and household linen
  • Washing glass of private homes and cleaning of these homes
  • Plant protection products authorised for organic farming

Appendix C - Intermediate VAT rate: 13%

This VAT rate was also changed at the beginning of the year and will revert to the previous rate, i.e. 14% in 2024.

  • Wines of fresh grapes containing 13° or less of alcoholwith the exception of fortified wines, sparkling wines and liqueur wines
  • Fuels solid minerals; mineral oils and wood for use as fuel
  • Preparations for detergents and cleaning preparations
  • Printed advertising materialcommercial and similar catalogues; tourist propaganda publications
  • Heat, cold and steam, with the exception of heat supplied by means of a heating network as referred to in point 3 of Annex A
  • Custody and management of securities
  • Management of loans and loan guarantees by a person or body other than those which granted the loans

Standard rate: 16%

The standard rate applies to all products and services not listed above. It was changed at the beginning of the year to 16% and will be changed again to 17% at the beginning of next year.

As this list is not exhaustive, you can refer to the appendices to the VAT Act on the following website next link.