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06-26-2015,
Should your printer be charging you VAT? Have a look....

Acceptance Cards = Standard-rated
Account Books = Standard-rated
Accounts (fully printed) = Zero-rated
Address Books = Standard-rated
Advertising Leaflets = Zero-rated
Agendas (fully printed) = Zero-rated
Albums = Standard-rated
Almanacs = Zero-rated
Amendment Slips = Standard-rated
Amendments (loose-leaf) = Zero-rated
Announcement Cards = Standard-rated
Annuals = Zero-rated
Antique Books = Zero-rated
Antique Maps = Zero-rated

tabascoak
06-27-2015,
Great list. For our major items we list here (at the bottom) FAQs (http://www.minutemanbristol.com/faqs.html)

VAT is a tricky one for the client to quickly understand.

e.g.
Leaflets vs Posters
Leaflets vs Leaflets with response forms

Not easy.

Peter

RobStott
06-28-2015,
It is a tricky area - and many printers just charge VAT across the board to make sure. This isn't a problem if you are dealing with VAT registered companies as it has no effect (except perhaps on cashflow). We always try to charge it out correctly where applicable.

06-28-2015,
http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/images/styles/graphic/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by steverushton http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/images/styles/graphic/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/1870-vat-printed-items.html#post9048)
It is a tricky area - and many printers just charge VAT across the board to make sure.



Charging vat across the board isn't fair...especially to those who are not vat registered, to be honest 50% of the products we sell aren't vatable most of the time so charging vat to make sure seems dodgy in my opinion. Is it even legal to charge vat on a product that isn't vatable? I don't know?

Be interesting to know how much of the vat these companies charge (especially on items that they know aren't vatable) gets paid over to HMRC. :icon_dunno:

06-30-2015,
http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/images/styles/graphic/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Boss Hog http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/images/styles/graphic/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/1870-vat-printed-items.html#post9052)
Charging vat across the board isn't fair...especially to those who are not vat registered, to be honest 50% of the products we sell aren't vatable most of the time so charging vat to make sure seems dodgy in my opinion. Is it even legal to charge vat on a product that isn't vatable? I don't know?

Be interesting to know how much of the vat these companies charge (especially on items that they know aren't vatable) gets paid over to HMRC. :icon_dunno:



I agree - but they would be very stupid not to pay it to HMRC. You dont mess with them! Besides... the companies that are VAT registered only claim it back. The only people that would lose out are those that are not. In fact the HMRC could be making on the deal if everyone is paying it.