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VAT on takeaway Cola

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I've been trying to establish whether the reduced rate of VAT applies to takeaway carbonated drinks, but all guidance and notices I can find on the reduced rate refer either to hot takeaway drinks or cold zero rated drinks.

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By Paul Crowley
10th Jul 2020 10:49

Wait for the details to be written.

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By jcace
10th Jul 2020 12:01

Per guidance issued yesterday:
"If you supply food and non-alcoholic beverages for consumption on your premises, for example, a restaurant, café or pub, you’re currently required to charge VAT at the standard rate of 20%. However, when you make these supplies between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021 you will only need to charge 5%.

You will also be able to charge the reduced rate of VAT on your supplies of hot takeaway food and hot takeaway non-alcoholic drinks."

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By Wanderer
10th Jul 2020 12:10

jcace wrote:

You will also be able to charge the reduced rate of VAT on your supplies of hot takeaway food and hot takeaway non-alcoholic drinks."

Hot cola? Doesn't sound very nice.
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By Paul Crowley
10th Jul 2020 12:21

Trouble is identifying the individual items of every single sale.
Electronically of course due to MTD

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By lionofludesch
11th Jul 2020 07:25

Paul Crowley wrote:

Trouble is identifying the individual items of every single sale.
Electronically of course due to MTD

Since when has this been required for retail businesses?

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By SteveHa
10th Jul 2020 12:44

I want to know why non-alcoholic is not included. Surely that would benefit me, errmm, I mean the economy immensely.

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By paul.benny
10th Jul 2020 13:16

I suggest it's down to the difficulty of determining whether your fizzy drink is part of a takeaway or is groceries - for example in your supermarket lunchtime meal deal .

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