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VAT on print

28 March 2017

It has to be said, VAT on print can be a bit tricky sometimes. Here are our guideline so you know if you’ll be charged VAT or not.

Can you write on it?
If yes, it will probably be standard rated. We would charge VAT on anything has can be written on in more than 20% of the total area. This would include items like letterheads, prize draw tickets, compliment slips, envelopes, NCR, advertising pads etc..

Is it on heavy material?
Anything on 2oogsm or over might be subject to VAT at the standard rate.

Is it laminated?
If your project is laminated, one side or both, it will be most likely be subject to VAT at the standard rate.

Is it for advertising?
Advertising leaflets, brochures, magazines, programmes and the like are all zero-rated.

Is it for display?
Display items such as posters, banners and display boards are subject to VAT at the standard rate.

Some items are quite complex for VAT purposes, if you are unsure about this and would like more information give us a call and we’ll check your proposed project against the VAT rules.

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