Norway has extended the 6% Reduced VAT Rate beyond October 31. A new end date has not yet been established.
In April 20’, the Spanish Government introduced a temporary zero VAT rate for purchases and imports by public entities, hospitals and other not-for profit organisations of surgical masks and sanitary products. This was due to expire on July 31 but has been extended to 31 October 2020 working retrospectively from the date the original derogation expired.
Ireland will temporarily reduce the VAT rate for the hospitality sector (hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.) from 13.5% to 9%. The change is effective from November 1, 2020 until 31 December 2021.
The Polish Ministry of Finance plans to roll out a B2B VAT invoice clearance mandate (like the Italian SdI model) expected at the latest in 2022, with some sources citing an implementation closer to mid-2021.
The Greek Government did an about turn on Oct 1st, the day of the mandate, to extend the voluntary period for invoice registration to January 1st 2021 citing economic impact of COVID and business readiness.