VAT on printed items, value added tax information for printed goods
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VAT on Printed Goods

Generally speaking, leaflets, flyers and booklets are not subject to VAT, whereas other printed items are. There are exceptions, however, and this article is intended to help you decide whether your item will be subject to VAT or not.

If you are still unsure after reading this article, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help – we are not VAT experts however, and if we too are uncertain whether your item(s) are to be standard or zero rated, we will contact HMRC on your behalf to check and let you know their ruling before you place your order.

Of course, if you own a VAT-registered business and you are ordering printed item(s) for the exclusive use of your business, then the VAT element can be claimed back.

We supply paper VAT invoices with every order.

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