Tax free crisps

11 July 2008

According to this story on the BBC website, Procter & Gamble is set to reap the rewards of a tax break after a high court judge ruled its famous party snack Pringles was not actually a potato crisp.

Their packaging, “unnatural shape” and potato content of less than 50 per cent means they will avoid the VAT added to other potato crisps. It is thought Pringles are more like a cake or a biscuit, which are not taxed, because they are manufactured from dough.

Could you conceive similar tax breaks on any of the products you buy for?

Do you use buying strategies to help minimise the impact of tax?

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