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Subject:  Re: Invasion Date:  7/18/2000  11:38 AM
Author:  snr2 Number:  10 of 35

Do the English have to pay a tax on their tea or was that stopped with the American revolution?

We have Value Added Tax (VAT) which is 17.5% and paid on all but neccessity items. I would guess that tea is considered a luxury and therefore yes - 17.5% tax for tax :-(.

There is also VAT at a lower rate on household fuel now. How can fuel to warm the house be anything but a neccesity?

cheers
snr

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