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VAT rates

The Standard VAT Rate is 20% 

VAT rates for goods and services

Rate

% of VAT

What the rate applies to

Standard

20%

Most goods and services

Reduced rate

5%

Some goods and services, eg children’s car seats and home energy *

Zero rate

0%

Zero-rated goods and services, eg most food and children’s clothes

 The standard rate of VAT increased to 20% on 4 January 2011 (from 17.5%).

Some things are exempt from VAT, eg postage stamps, financial and property transactions.

The VAT rate businesses charge depends on their goods and services.

Check the rates of VAT on different goods and services.

*A reduced rate of 5% VAT is charged on domestic property repairs and on accommodation provided by hotels  in the Isle of Man.

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