VAT on Online Coffee Business?

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Peter L, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. Peter L

    Peter L UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Following extensive research, I’ve come to the conclusion that I ‘probably’ don’t need to pay VAT on coffee sold online (as far as I can tell, VAT on coffee is specific to the hot drink). However, I want to be certain... does anyone know whether online coffee sales (instant coffee, ground coffee, coffee beans) are subject to VAT?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
    Posted: Dec 8, 2020 By: Peter L Member since: Dec 8, 2020
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Last I looked yes they are subject to vat. At 0%.
    Been a while, you maybe want to Google the current rates.
    Or indeed the rates come January.
     
    Posted: Dec 8, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Posted: Dec 8, 2020 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  4. Peter L

    Peter L UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thank you both - so essentially I still have to declare/submit VAT but at 0%, so paying nothing.
     
    Posted: Dec 9, 2020 By: Peter L Member since: Dec 8, 2020
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  5. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Yes you will need to submit a VAT return regularly. You will be able to recover any VAT your business incurs in the course of selling the goods.
     
    Posted: Dec 9, 2020 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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