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Document 62009CN0501

Case C-501/09: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesfinanzhof (Germany) lodged on 3 December 2009 — Lothar Lohmeyer v Finanzamt Minden

OJ C 63, 13.3.2010, p. 22–23 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

13.3.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 63/22


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesfinanzhof (Germany) lodged on 3 December 2009 — Lothar Lohmeyer v Finanzamt Minden

(Case C-501/09)

2010/C 63/36

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Bundesfinanzhof

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Lothar Lohmeyer

Defendant: Finanzamt Minden

Questions referred

1.

Is the term ‘foodstuffs for human consumption’ in Category 1 of Annex H to Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC of 17 May 1977 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to turnover taxes (1) to be interpreted as covering only ‘take-away’ foodstuffs as typically sold in the grocery business, or does it also cover dishes and meals which have been prepared by boiling, grilling, roasting, baking or other means for immediate consumption?

2.

In the event that ‘foodstuffs for human consumption’ within the meaning of Category 1 of Annex H to Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC of 17 May 1977 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to turnover taxes also covers dishes or meals for immediate consumption:

Is the first subparagraph of Article 6(1) of Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC of 17 May 1977 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to turnover taxes to be interpreted as covering the sale of freshly prepared dishes or meals which the customer does not take away, but consumes on the spot making use of facilities for consumption such as counters, tables for standing at or the like?


(1)  OJ 1977 L 145, p. 1.


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