posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:24 PM
Originally posted by Insomniac
Originally posted by Ameilia
Originally posted by lewman
Would be nice if they could remove any tax on fresh fruit and veg just to make it look like this is for the benefit of the nation and not so Mr
Cameron can give more tax breaks to the rich.
Dumb question from an American for you.
You guys in the UK pay taxes on fruits and veggies?
I'm asking because we in the US do not pay sales taxes on fruits and veggies, at least we don't in Texas and I thought that was country-wide.
I can't imagine the point of taxing fresh food...so if someone explains I'd be grateful!
The only foods currently taxed in the UK are heated takeaway foods, MacDonalds, Fish and Chips etc and food consumed in a restaurant. Food bought from
a shop isn't taxed.
Your information is incorrect . Groceries are taxed but the tax is payed by the seller and is incorporated into the price. Below are a few
Biscuits (chocolate covered only)
Bottled water (inc. mineral water)
Calendars & diaries
Carbonated (fizzy) drinks
CDs, DVDs & tapes
Clothes & footwear (not for children under 14)
Electricity, gas, heating oil & solid fuel (business)
Food & drinks supplied for consumption on the premises (at restaurants, cafes etc)
Hot take-away food & drinks (inc. burgers, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches)
Fruit juice & other cold drinks (not milk)
Nuts (shelled, roasted/salted)
Prams & pushchairs
Road fuel (petrol/diesel)
Tolls for bridges, tunnels & roads
All of the above are charged at the standard rate of 20%
edit on 16-5-2012 by dawnprince because: (no reason given)
16-5-2012 by dawnprince because: (no reason given)