Temporary decrease in sales tax rate on gas deliveries via natural gas network

Last updated: 25 May 2023

In order to shield domestic consumers from the effects of the global energy crisis, the German government enacted  a temporary reduction of the VAT rate on gas supplies from 19% to 7% (from 1 October 2022 until 31 March 2024), as well as a tax exemption on special payments of up to EUR 3,000 that employers provide employees to offset the effects of inflation. 

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