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Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

What is subject to VAT and what isn't

Is a minefield.

IS a Jaffa Cake a cake or a Biscuit?

Tampons are subject to VAT (there is a petition on Change,org to get rid of this)

Books are not subject to VAT yet E-books are.

etc

etc

etc

The biggest complication of the Tax Laws took place under El-gordo Broon. It is a pity the Hammond seems to be intent on adding more and more complexity to them instead of simplifying them.

But like Lawyers and Laws (why repeal one and do a lawyer out of a job) the same goes for Accountants. The more complicated the tax rules, the more accountants we need.

simples really.

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