Did you know?

Pasty tax has generated much comment and opinion since the budget, however the weird and wonderful world of VAT doesn’t just stop at pastys. Did you know?

  • Caramel or “millionaire’s shortbread” (with a chocolate covering) is not liable to VAT, however shortbread biscuits covered in chocolate are.
  • Jaffa cakes are not liable to VAT but gingerbread men decorated with chocolate are.
  • Toffee apples or other apples on a stick covered in chocolate or nuts are not liable to VAT, but nuts or other fruit with a coating (including sugar or chocolate) are…
  • Dried fruit sold for snacking and home baking is not liable to VAT but dried fruit sold as confectionery or for snacking is.