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  • adjective chiefly UK subject to no value-added tax when sold (but the supplier can still recover VAT attributable to it)

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Examples

  • All these are either exempt, zero-rated, or rated at 5%, and for most families are more representative of imperative outgoings than the occasional new car.

    Letters: Radical alternatives to raising VAT

  • But he added that the government had "no easy options" and said stores would be grateful the tax was not being extended to items that are zero-rated, such as food, books and children's clothing.

    Budget 2010: VAT rise to 20% 'could cause double-dip recession'

  • I'm against the 50% rate because it will raise little money (I being one of the few who will actually have to pay it) and it would clearly be folly to tax business at a time when more private sector jobs are needed, but other taxes, such as VAT are optional, so long as the right items are zero-rated.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Get your "sweetened dried fruit" deemed to be "held out for sale as snacking and home baking" and your product will bear a tax and have to compete on grocers 'shelves with zero-rated "sweetened dried fruit held out for sale as confectionary/snacking."

    Small Bras and the Value-Added Tax

  • Other foods that come under the zero-rated VAT banner, despite being "convenience foods", include Jaffa cakes, milkshakes, chocolate spread and tortilla or corn chips.

    Budget: VAT rise will add £33 to average shopping basket

  • In the UK, biscuits are zero-rated while "biscuits wholly or partly covered in chocolate" are not, but HMRC says Twix is actually neither of these.

    Twix takes the biscuit

  • Second, since children's clothing is zero-rated, what fits into that category?

    Small Bras and the Value-Added Tax

  • And if it all gets too much you can munch yourself into a stupor by devouring zero-rated rum babas.

    Budget: VAT rise will add £33 to average shopping basket

  • Get your "sweetened dried fruit" deemed to be "held out for sale as snacking and home baking" and your product will bear a tax and have to compete on grocers 'shelves with zero-rated "sweetened dried fruit held out for sale as confectionary/snacking."

    Small Bras and the Value-Added Tax

  • An additional option could be to impose VAT on some of the currently zero-rated goods, such as food, books, newspapers, magazines and children's clothing.

    Big retailers braced for chancellor to raise VAT

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