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What are the VAT implications of the sale of coconut cooking oil?

09 March 2015   (0 Comments)
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Q: What are the VAT implications for the supply of coconut oil which is used for cooking? Is it zero-rated? My client distributes coconut oil to retailers and wholesalers.

A: A coconut is a fruit and not a vegetable. In terms of Treasury’s list of zero-rated and exempt foodstuff, only vegetable oil (depending on what is added to the oil) is listed and the standard rate should therefore apply.

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