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General Food Products (A_FOOD_GEN)

What is this code used for?

This code is intended to be used for general food products for human consumption.

What kinds of products are typically included?

Items typically included within this product tax code include general food, ready meals, sweeteners, sugar, gravy, porridge, cornflakes, pasta sauces and other general food items.

What kinds of products are typically excluded?

Items typically excluded from this tax product code are as follows:

  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • Poultry and other Meats
  • Vegetables
  • Cooking and Seasoning Oils
  • Flours
  • Desserts
  • Pasta and Noodles
  • Pet Food and Supplements
  • Fruits
  • Milk and other Dairy items
  • Herbs, Spices and Seasonings
  • Cereals
  • Fizzy drinks and Juices
  • Teas and coffees
Country Country Code VAT Rate
Austria AT R2
Belgium BE R
Bulgaria BG S
Croatia HR S
Cyprus CY R
Czech Republic CZ R
Denmark DK S
Estonia EE S
Finland FI R
France FR R2
Germany DE R
Greece GR S
Hungary HU S
Ireland IE Z
Italy IT R
Latvia LV S
Lithuania LT S
Luxembourg LU SR
Malta MT Z
Netherlands NL R
Poland PL R
Portugal PT S
Romania RO R
Slovakia SK S
Slovenia SI R
Spain ES R
Sweden SE R
United Kingdom GB Z
S Standard Rate
R Reduced Rate 1
R2 Reduced Rate 2
SR Super-Reduced Rate
Z Zero Rate

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