What it is:
Zero-rated goods are goods that aren't subject to value-added (VAT) tax.
How it works (Example):
Ais a consumption tax added to a product's price. It represents a tax on the "value added" to the product throughout its production process.
The VAT system is invoice-based. Each seller in the product chain includes a VAT charge on the buyer's invoice. Under a VAT taxation system, all sellers collect the tax and then pay it to the government. The VAT gives sellers along the supply chain a direct economic motivation to collect the tax, thereby reducing the incidence of tax evasion.
Food, medicine, water, certain services, and clothing are often zero-rated goods. However, VAT sales tax, which is added to the price of a good), so some consumers may not be aware of which products are zero-rated.are usually part of the price of a good (as opposed to a
Why it Matters:
The VAT is a highly efficient flat consumption tax that reduces the incidence of non-compliance. More than 100 countries have adopted it -- with rates ranging from 10% - 25%. Accordingly, buying zero-rated goods can save consumers a large amount of.