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France-possible increase in VAT rate on 'unhealthy' foods

Under existing VAT legislation in France, a wide variety of food and drink is subject to VAT at the reduced rate of 5.5%.

In an effort to improve the health of citizens, and increase revenues, the French authorities are now considering changes which would see food and drink deemed 'unhealthy' to be subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%

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