Bulgaria may be extending its reduced VAT rate of 9% to other goods to boost consumerism and its economy in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The reduced rate will take effect from August 2020.
A draft bill was submitted to Parliament in late July to expand the scope of the reduced 9% VAT rate to the following supplies:
- Beer and wine provided as a part of restaurant/catering services;
- Common tourist services and excursions organized by tourist operators and travel agents with occasional bus transport; and
Services for the use of sports facilities
Source (in Bulgarian)