Επιβολή μηδενικού συντελεστή Φ.Π.Α. σε βασικά είδη από 1η Νοεμβρίου 2023
Imposition of a zero VAT rate in essential items from 1 November 2023

The Department of Taxation informs that the Council of Ministers at its session on September 13, 2023 approved the issuance of a Decree to amend the VAT Act. Legislation, so that a zero VAT rate is imposed in some basic items from November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 as follows:

1. Bread: all types of bread fresh or frozen with or without sourdough (e.g. white, black, wholemeal, multigrain, rustic, rye, cornbread, baguette, ciabatta, sliced bread, loaves, pittas). Pastries, dried goods and any bread with additional ingredients such as e.g. raisins, nuts, aromatics.

2. Milk: fresh milk (e.g. cow’s, goat’s, sheep’s), sweetened, condensed, long-life, flavored milk (e.g. chocolate, banana), plant-based milk (e.g. almond, soy, rice).

3. Eggs

4. Baby food: in powder, dry or even liquid form which are intended for consumption by children. Snacks (e.g. chips, nuts, candies, chocolates, ice creams) are not included.

5. Baby diapers

6. Products for feminine hygiene protection (tampons, sanitary pads and incontinence pads)

7. Adult diapers

8. Coffee: unroasted, roasted beans, ground, powdered, instant coffee, flavored coffee, caffeinated or decaffeinated in any packing. (Does not include ready-to-eat drinks or beverages that have coffee as a raw material and are consumed cold or hot)

9. Sugar: crystalline (white, brown, black), fine (powdered), coarse, cubed, in sachets. It is reminded that, for items 1-7 above, a zero VAT rate is already imposed since 5/5/2023.

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