Disguised Remuneration. Any Sympathy?

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Oldjohnw
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Re: Disguised Remuneration. Any Sympathy?

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Aug 2019, 7:53pm

Food isn't taxed. Confectionery is. Eating in restaurants is. Food isn't.
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Syd
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Disguised Remuneration. Any Sympathy?

Postby Syd » 15 Aug 2019, 8:17pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Food isn't taxed. Confectionery is. Eating in restaurants is. Food isn't.

Biscuits are taxed but, quite famously, Jaffa Cakes aren’t.

As for other life essentials, ask any woman about the VAT on sanitary products.

You then have the anomaly that printed books are not subject to VAT but digital versions are.
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Oldjohnw
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Re: Disguised Remuneration. Any Sympathy?

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Aug 2019, 8:29pm

Syd wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Food isn't taxed. Confectionery is. Eating in restaurants is. Food isn't.

Biscuits are taxed but, quite famously, Jaffa Cakes aren’t.

As for other live essentials, ask any woman about the VAT on sanitary products.

You then have the anomaly that printed books are not subject to VAT but digital versions are.



I have no doubt at all that the VAT rules are full of anomalies, and i don't intend to defend the tax system. But food - as in proper food, not luxuries - is not taxed, which was the claim.
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Re: Disguised Remuneration. Any Sympathy?

Postby Syd » 15 Aug 2019, 8:50pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
Syd wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Food isn't taxed. Confectionery is. Eating in restaurants is. Food isn't.

Biscuits are taxed but, quite famously, Jaffa Cakes aren’t.

As for other live essentials, ask any woman about the VAT on sanitary products.

You then have the anomaly that printed books are not subject to VAT but digital versions are.



I have no doubt at all that the VAT rules are full of anomalies, and i don't intend to defend the tax system. But food - as in proper food, not luxuries - is not taxed, which was the claim.

It does make an interesting walk round Costco, or similar, where VAT statutes are clearly marked on products.