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Value Added Tax: Reduced rate of 5%

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Following on from announcements made by the Treasury on 8 and 9 July 2020, the temporary reduced rate of 5% for certain supplies made by the hospitality industry and admissions to shows and other attractions has now come into operation.

The necessary legislation to amend Schedule 1 to the Value Added Tax Act 1996 and modify regulation 55K of the Value Added Tax Regulations 1996 have been made.

Further information on the changes can be found in the following publications or by contacting the Advice Centre on 648130 or at

Revenue and Customs Brief 10 (2020): temporary reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions

VAT Notice 709/1: Catering and Takeaway Food

VAT Notice 701/14: Food products

VAT on admission charges to attractions

VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Notice 700: VAT Guide (Changes in tax rates and liability)

Customs and Excise Division

P.O. Box 6

Custom House

North Quay


Isle of Man

IM99 1AG

Telephone:+44 1624 648130

Fax:+44 1624 661725

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