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  #543282 9-Nov-2011 19:14
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Cool... I see where the jobs are coming from now... or can I just use a web based accounting system, edi from McD's and out source all the processing to India?

Sounds like a good plan: the outsourcing costs are GST-exempt!

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  #543524 10-Nov-2011 10:14
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nickb800: Ive heard that with the UK's far more complicated VAT, you could buy fresh fish from a fish shop tax free, but deep fried it had tax added. So for chips from the F&C shop, theoretically you could buy raw spuds from them and pay a slicing and deep-frying fee to minimise the GST paid.

Silly law, seasonal variation in fruit & vege price will dwarf the 15% saving. Teach people to stop buying capsicums in winter first!

If you were to eat your fish and chips in the shop it would be subject to VAT, if you were taking away it would not.

When I first moved to the UK I kept wondering why they ask at Pret (chain cafe) for example if you are eating on or taking away.


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  #543535 10-Nov-2011 10:23
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The UK has seriously bizarre food VAT laws,

You pay VAT on chocolate covered biscuits, but not chocolate covered cakes,  and this resulted in the famous Jaffa Cakes ruling that a Jaffa Cake  is not a biscuit but a Cake and thus free of VAT

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