For a “zero-rated good,” the government doesn't tax its sale but allows credits for the value-added tax paid on inputs. If a good or business is “exempt,” the government doesn't tax the sale of the good, but producers cannot claim a credit for the VAT they pay on inputs to produce it.... read more ›
Examples of items that may be zero-rated include certain foods and beverages, exported goods, donated goods sold by charity shops, equipment for the disabled, prescription medications, water, and sewage services, books and other printed publications, and children's clothing.... continue reading ›
An exempt supply is the supply of goods or services upon which neither VAT at the standard rate or zero-rate is chargeable.... see details ›
A taxable supply on which value added tax (VAT) is charged at 0%. A person making zero-rated supplies is able to recover all of the VAT as input tax that is attributable to the zero-rated supplies but is not required to account for output tax on those supplies (because of the zero rate).... continue reading ›
Zero-rating therefore extends to coffee beans, instant coffee, drinking chocolate and cocoa, chicory, and dandelion root (coffee substitutes).... see details ›
Exempt items are goods on which no VAT is paid or charged, but which still need to be recorded on the VAT Return. The goods covered by this classification are items such as land, postal services, health services, betting and gaming.... view details ›
A fairly wide range of basic foodstuffs together with diesel, petrol and illuminating paraffin are zero-rated as distinct from exempt.... see more ›
Supplies of water and ice (except heated water, distilled water, or mineral waters etc.) are VAT-exempt for domestic customers. Households don't pay any VAT on water bills.... continue reading ›
Edible oils and fats, either used for cooking food or incorporated as an ingredient, are zero-rated.... see details ›
Common items that are always zero rated are food (with some exceptions), books, public transport (not taxis) and clothing (children and protective clothing).... see more ›
Registered VAT entities making zero-rated supplies are entitled to claim their input tax deductions on goods or services acquired in the course of making such taxable supplies. An exempt supply (i.e. not a taxable supply) is the supply of goods or services on which no VAT rate is chargeable.... read more ›
Goods and services categorised as 0% or zero-rated VAT are still taxable goods, but the rate of VAT charged is 0%. VAT exempt goods and services are not taxable, and no VAT can be charged on them.... continue reading ›
- Group 2 ― insurance. ...
- Group 3 ― postal services. ...
- Group 4 ― betting, gaming and lotteries. ...
- Group 5 ― finance. ...
- Group 6 ― education. ...
- Group 7 ― health and welfare. ...
- Group 8 ― burial and cremation.
VAT exemption for goods and services
Sporting activities and physical education. Education and training. Some medical treatments. Financial services, insurance and investments.... see more ›
Ice creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts are standard-rated. Some items are accepted as being zero-rated. For example, cream gateaux, mousse and other desserts that are suitable for consumption either frozen or thawed are zero-rated, as is yoghurt that is frozen for storage and is thawed prior to being eaten.... see details ›
Potatoes supplied under Part B
The supply of these potatoes is zero-rated under section 11(1)(j).... read more ›
“Tea, maté, herbal teas and similar products, and preparations and extracts thereof” are zero rated. This is under Item no 4 of the Items overriding the Exceptions to Group 1 of Schedule 8 of the VAT Act 1994.... view details ›
Contrary to this view, the Bureau of Local Government Finance had made various issuances confirming that the sale of LPG is not subject to local business tax.... view details ›
For socially sensitive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) used by households, the VAT impact is significantly mitigated as it is now zero import duty and zero excise tax.... see more ›
Any crop that generally produces items that are not fed to humans or animals is always standard-rated. Plants that are primarily grown for their ornamental effect (such as ornamental nursery stock including trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, alpines and pot plants) are standard-rated.... see details ›
The VAT Act zero rates 19 basic food items, namely brown bread; maize meal; samp; mealie rice; dried mealies; dried beans; lentils; pilchards / sardinella in tins; eggs; rice; vegetables; fruit; vegetable oil; milk; cultured milk; milk powder; dairy powder blend; edible legumes and pulses of leguminous plants; and ...... read more ›
- Disability Insurance Payments. ...
- Employer-Provided Insurance. ...
- Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) ...
- Life Insurance Payouts. ...
- Earned Income in Eight States.
What is Zero Rating? By zero rating it is meant that the entire value chain of the supply is exempt from tax. This means that in case of zero rating, not only is the output exempt from payment of tax, there is no bar on taking/availing credit of taxes paid on the input side for making/providing the output supply.... continue reading ›
Certain transactions are zero-rated or exempt from VAT. Export sales by VAT-registered persons are zero-rated. Certain sales of services exempt from VAT, including services provided by financial intermediaries, are subject to percentage taxes based on gross sales, receipts, or income.... continue reading ›
Goods and services categorised as 0% or zero-rated VAT are still taxable goods, but the rate of VAT charged is 0%. VAT exempt goods and services are not taxable, and no VAT can be charged on them.... view details ›
- Sporting activities and physical education.
- Education and training.
- Some medical treatments.
- Financial services, insurance and investments.
Who is eligible for VAT relief? VAT law states that you must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either: have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and severe effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities.... view details ›
Supplies of water and ice (except heated water, distilled water, or mineral waters etc.) are VAT-exempt for domestic customers. Households don't pay any VAT on water bills.... see details ›
Common items that are always zero rated are food (with some exceptions), books, public transport (not taxis) and clothing (children and protective clothing).... view details ›
The list of zero rated items includes the following items: brown bread.... view details ›
Sale or importation of agricultural, livestock, poultry, and marine food products in their “original state”, Provided, that the food is generally used for human consumption. Livestock or poultry does not include fighting cocks, racehorses, zoo animals and other animals generally considered as pets.... continue reading ›