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No VAT Mystery About Food – It’s Deceptively Simple

Food of a kind used for human consumption is zero-rated for VAT. That is there is no tax on basic food. There is VAT on treats like confectionery, ice cream, crisps and most drinks (apart from tea, coffee, etc). The … Continue reading

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Scottish Snowballs are VAT-free Cakes Not Sweets

The Scottish Tax Tribunal has ruled that the popular coconut-covered “snowball” snacks are VAT-free cakes, not standard-rated sweets. With food zero-rated but confectionery at 20% the VAT can make a big difference. Looking at all the facts The Tribunal decided … Continue reading

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