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VAT in the UK

What is VAT?

Taxes are one of the major income sources for any government to obtain funds for public welfare, maintenance and running various schemes. Government imposes taxes on nearly anything and everything we do. Right from buying products to getting salaries, there are various types of taxes that are applied in the UK. However, one of the most common and one that you will most definitely pay at some time or another is VAT.

VAT stands for Value Added Tax. It is a tax imposed on the amount of value added to a product. The very idea of VAT taxation is to eliminate the cascading effect of taxation. VAT has a standard tax rates in the UK but rates may vary from one product type to another. The current standard rate in UK is 20% which was earlier 17.5% but increased in the year 2011. Every manufacturer, retailer comes under VAT and it is an indirect tax which is collected by them and then ultimately paid to the government after accessing their dues. Read More...

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