VAT And Printing!
What is VAT?
(Value Added Tax) is charged on things like:
- Sales – Sold goods and/or services
- Items sold to your own staff, such as drinks or food
- Business assets that are being sold
- & More
There are three rates of VAT (Value Added Tax) and they are standard rate, reduced rate and zero rate.
Almost all services and goods are charged at standard rate, unless they are classed as reduced rate or zero rate.
Zero rate means that the goods and services are still vat-taxable, but you charge your customers 0% VAT (Value Added Tax), meaning they receive no charge. Some examples of items that are zero rate are:
- Colouring books (Children’s)
You can find out more about VAT (Value Added Tax) via the Gov.uk website here – https://www.gov.uk/vat-businesses/how-vat-works
Standard Rated Print Products:
- Business cards
- Compliment slips
- Greetings cards
- Letter headings
- Menu cards
- Printed pictures
You can find all of the standard rated print products listed in this attached file >>> VATable Printed Products
Zero Rated Print Products:
- Advertising leaflets
- Antique books
- Antique maps
- Appointment cards
- Mail order catalogues
- Orders of service
- Recipe books
- Travel brochures
You can find all of the zero rated print products here >>> VATable Printed Products
Sometimes it can get a little confusing in regards to which VAT rates printed products have attached to them. An example of this would be diaries.
Diaries that are completed are zero-rated, meaning no VAT is added onto the price. Whereas Unused diaries are listed as standard rated. There are quite a few printed products that have this confusing rule attached to them, but thankfully you can find them fully explained here >>> VATable Printed Products
Thank you for reading our blog post about printing and VAT, we hope we have helped you to understand which VAT rating each product has. But don’t worry, at Printmonster we always add this on to the final price, so you aren’t left stunned and confused.