written on 04.11.2013

VAT rates on medicine in Europe, by country, in 2013

This table shows the VAT rates applied to medicines in European countries as of 1 January 2013.


(1) France: reimbursable medicines 2.1%; non-reimbursable medicines 7.0%

(2) Ireland: oral medication 0%; other medication 23.0%

(3) Lithuania: reimbursable medicines 5.0%; non-reimbursable medicines 21.0%

Source: Tax data from each country

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