7% for kids campaign

The alliance “7 % für Kinder“ (english: “7 % for kids“) called for a reduced VAT of 7 per cent on products and services for children. The main activity of the campaign took place between 2011 and 2013. In that time the initiative raised public awareness and pushed the political debate on VAT. Since VAT is not only a rewarding income source […]

EU facilitates reduction of VAT on children’s products – a good opportunity for the German government

[6. 4. 2022] On 05 April 2022, the European Council adopted a revision of the VAT Directive. This will make it easier in future for national governments to apply the reduced VAT rate, especially on children’s clothing and footwear. The family organisations demand that the Federal Government implements these possibilities quickly.  “The Federal Government must now pick up the ball,” […]

Angela Merkel answers Manni Kaltz via YouTube

Unfortunately only available in German! — Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung des Bündnisses “7 % für Kinder” Fußball-Legende fordert familiengerechte Mehrwertsteuer Berlin, 11.11.2011 Der Bürgerdialog auf dem YouTube-Kanal der Bundesregierung erreicht in Kürze seinen Höhepunkt. Seit heute Mittag stehen die zehn beliebtesten Fragen an AngelaMerkel fest, eine Beantwortung soll ab 18. November 2011 per Video-Botschaft erfolgen. Fußball-Legende Manfred Kaltz hat es mit seiner […]

08.09.2011: The reduced VAT rate in Europe – Opportunities for Effective Support for Families

Results of the expert meeting on 08 September 2011Venue: European Commission Representation in Germany The German Association of Family Organisations (AGF) and the European Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) invited to an expert discussion concerning the future of the reduced rate of VAT on products and services for children. The discussion was mainly directed at representatives […]

08.09.2011: Joint event of AGF and COFACE on VAT

The AGF hosted the regular meeting of the COFACE Working Group Consumer Protection, Services and Public Health Policies in Berlin. The two-day event started with a European Expert Discussion on the issue of reduced VAT for children’s products. Attendants were, among others, representatives of the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the German Bundestag. The two-day event took place on […]