Earlier this year the federal government communicated that it would take measures to lower everyone's energy bill. Concretely, there are three parts.
A temporary reduction in VAT to 6% for electricity
The VAT on your electricity bill will be reduced from 21% to 6% from 1 March to the end of June 2022. Please note: this measure only applies to private individuals.
In concrete terms, this means that the 6% VAT rate will be applied to all advance invoices between 1 April and 30 June 2022. You will not yet see the reduced VAT rate on your advance invoice in March. This will be settled on your next annual statement.
From 1 July 2022, the 21% VAT rate will be active again. As a customer, you do not have to do anything yourself. We do all the necessary.
The annual statement and your consumption
On your annual statement you will see that
- from 1 March 2022 to 30 June 2022, the reduced VAT rate of 6% applies to electricity;
- and that the standard VAT rate of 21% applies to electricity before 1 March 2022 and after 30 June 2022.
Your electricity consumption for the period from 1 March to 30 June can be determined in two ways.
Option 1: your consumption is calculated on the basis of
- your annual consumption;
- and a standard (predetermined) consumption profile*.
*The standard consumption profile indicates how much electricity the average consumer consumes in the different months of the year. For example, this consumption will be higher in the winter than in the summer months. The standard consumption profile is the same for all suppliers.
Option 2: If you have a digital meter and you opted for a monthly settlement based on your consumption, then we use the monthly meter readings.
The one-off heating bonus
Who is eligible?
Any household that has had and paid in full for one or more supplies of propane gas for its main residence during the period between 15 November 2021 and 15 November 2022.
Who pays the bonus?
The bonus is paid by the government, not by Antargaz. So you cannot deduct the cheque from the payment of your invoice. You need your invoice and proof of payment to receive your bonus. You can find a copy of your invoice on the Antargaz customer platform.
When will I receive my cheque?
The conditions for granting the 200 euro bonus are currently being worked out. They will be the subject of a law to be published in the Summer. Therefore, you will not be able to apply for your cheque until then. Regularly consult our website for more information.
For more details, we refer you to Febupro.
The extension of the social rate
The social rate for electricity and/or natural gas that was temporarily applicable because of the corona crisis will be extended until the end of June 2022. To be eligible for the social rate, you must meet certain conditions. You can find more information about this on the website of the federal government economy service. In most cases, the social rate is applied automatically and you do not have to take any action yourself.