Germany: Small breweries to get a temporary tax break for beer production
Small German breweries would get a temporary tax break for beer production, under a bill approved by lawmakers on May 28, Bloomberg Tax reported.
The tax break is aimed at helping breweries still struggling from the Covid-19 pandemic and the shutdown of hospitality and tourism businesses.
Breweries producing less than 200,000 hectolitres of beer already pay a lower excise tax rate than larger producers, but the bill approved this week would see the volume of beer subjected to tax lowered to 50% in some cases.
The tax cut would apply to beer produced from Jan. 1 2021 to Dec. 31 2022.