Ampel wants to reduce VAT on district heating - relief for millions of households
Created: 09/28/2022, 15:31
By: Lisa Mayerhofer
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According to a media report, the traffic light coalition is now also planning to reduce VAT on district heating.
Previously, this was only planned for gas.
Berlin – On Friday, the Bundestag wants to vote on a temporary reduction in VAT on gas deliveries via the natural gas network.
Then from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024, only seven instead of 19 percent VAT will be charged.
Special session on “VAT reduction for district heating”
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has now learned that district heating customers should now also be included.
The chairman of the finance committee, Alois Rainer (CSU), confirmed to the portal that the committee will meet on Wednesday at 4.45 p.m. for a special meeting on the subject of "VAT reduction for district heating".
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District heating will be more expensive in Munich from October
District heating is the third most important type of heating in Germany – after gas and oil.
Around six million households use district heating.
A reduction in VAT would be good news, especially for Munich district heating users:
According to information from our newspaper, Stadtwerke München (SWM) will continue to raise the prices for district heating on October 1: Then the megawatt hour will cost around 17 percent more - instead of the previous 153.70 euros, 180.32 euros will be due from October.