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VAT ON PRINTING PRODUCTS

Are you unsure whether your printing order should include Value Added Tax or not? Below is a list of common printed products along with their rate of VAT. We are sure you will find some of these quite surprising, or maybe you have even been charged VAT on items that do not require it.

Acceptance Cards = Standard-rated
Account Books = Standard-rated 
Accounts (fully printed) = Zero-rated 
Address Books = Standard-rated 
Advertising Leaflets = Zero-rated 
Agendas (fully printed) = Zero-rated 
Albums = Standard-rated
Almanacs = Zero-rated
Amendment Slips = Standard-rated 
Amendments (loose-leaf) = Zero-rated 
Announcement Cards = Standard-rated 
Annuals = Zero-rated
Antique Books = Zero-rated
Antique Maps = Zero-rated
Appointment Cards = Standard-rated 
Articles of Association (complete in booklet form) = Zero-rated 
Astronomical Charts = Zero-rated 
Atlases = Zero-rated
Autograph Albums (uncompleted) = Standard-rated 
Autograph Books (completed) = Zero-rated 
Badges = Standard-rated
Bags, Paper = Standard-rated 
Ballot Papers = Standard-rated 
Bankers’ Drafts = Standard-rated 
Bibliographies = Zero-rated 
Billheads = Standard-rated
Bills of Lading = Standard-rated 
Bills of Quantity (blank) = Standard-rated 
Bills of Quantity (completed) = Zero-rated 
Binders = Standard-rated (but see paragraph 5.2) 
Bingo Cards = Standard-rated 
Biorhythm Charts = Standard-rated 
Blotters = Standard-rated
Book Covers = Standard-rated 
Book Marks = Standard-rated 
Book Tokens = Standard-rated 
Booklets = Zero-rated 
Bookmakers’ Tickets = Standard-rated 
Books = Zero-rated
Brochures = Zero-rated 
Bulletins = Zero-rated
Business Cards = Standard-rated 
Calendars = Standard-rated 
Catalogues = Zero-rated 
Certificates = Standard-rated 
Charts (geographical or topographical) = Zero-rated 
Cheques and Cheque Books = Standard-rated 
Cigarette Cards = Standard-rated 
Circulars = Zero-rated
Cloakroom Tickets = Standard-rated 
Colour Cards = Standard-rated 
Colouring Books (children’s) = Zero-rated 
Comics = Zero-rated
Company Accounts and Reports = Zero-rated 
Compliment Slips = Standard-rated 
Copy Books (NCR Pads) = Standard-rated 
Correspondence Cards = Standard-rated 
Coupon Books = Standard-rated 
Coupons = Standard-rated
Credit Cards = Standard-rated 
Crossword Books = Zero-rated 
Delivery Notes = Standard-rated 
Diaries (completed) = Zero-rated 
Diaries (unused) = Standard-rated 
Dictionaries = Zero-rated
Directories (completed) = Zero-rated 
Dividend Warrants = Standard-rated 
Dressmaking Patterns = Standard-rated 
Election Addresses = Zero-rated 
Encyclopaedias = Zero-rated 
Engineers’ Plans = Standard-rated 
Envelopes = Standard-rated 
Exercise Books = Standard-rated 
Fashion Drawings = Standard-rated 
Flash Cards = Standard-rated 
Folders = Standard-rated 
Football Pool Coupons = Standard-rated 
Football Programmes = Zero-rated 
Form Letters = Standard-rated (but see paragraph 4.3) 
Forms = Standard-rated 
Framed Decorative Maps = Standard-rated 
Games = Standard-rated
Geological Maps = Zero-rated 
Globes = Standard-rated
Graph Paper = Standard-rated 
Greetings Cards = Standard-rated 
Handbills = Zero-rated
Holiday and Tourist Guides = Zero-rated 
Hydrographical Charts = Zero-rated 
Hymn Books = Zero-rated
Index Cards = Standard-rated 
Inlay Cards for Cassette, CD or DVD = Standard-rated 
Instruction Manuals = Zero-rated 
Insurance Cover Notes = Standard-rated 
Invitation Cards = Standard-rated 
Invoices = Standard-rated
Journals = Zero-rated
Labels = Standard-rated 
Leaflets = Zero-rated 
Letter Headings = Standard-rated 
Letters (handwritten) = Standard-rated 
Log Books (blank) = Standard-rated 
Loose Leaf Books = Zero-rated 
Lottery Tickets and Cards = Standard-rated 
Magazines = Zero-rated 
Mail Order Catalogues = Zero-rated 
Manuals = Zero-rated
Manuscript Paper = Standard-rated 
Manuscripts = Standard-rated 
Maps = Zero-rated
Medical Records = Standard-rated 
Membership Cards = Standard-rated 
Memo Pads = Standard-rated 
Memorial Cards = Standard-rated 
Menu Cards = Standard-rated 
Microfiche = Standard-rated 
Microfilm = Standard-rated
Microform Copies = Standard-rated 
Missals = Zero-rated
Monographs = Zero-rated
Music = Zero-rated
Music Rolls = Standard-rated 
Music Scores = Zero-rated
Newspapers = Zero-rated 
Note Books, Pads and Paper = Standard-rated 
Order Books and Forms = Standard-rated 
Orders of Service = Zero-rated 
Painting Books (children’s) = Zero-rated 
Pamphlets = Zero-rated 
Paper, Unprinted = Standard-rated 
Parts of Books (see paragraph 4.4) = Standard-rated 
Pattern Cards = Standard-rated 
Periodicals = Zero-rated
Photograph Albums = Standard-rated 
Photographs = Standard-rated 
Picture Books = Zero-rated
Plans = Standard-rated (but see paragraph 3.10) 
Playing Cards = Standard-rated 
Poll Cards = Standard-rated 
Pools Coupons = Standard-rated 
Postcards = Standard-rated 
Poster Magazines (see paragraph 3.6) = Zero-rated 
Posters = Standard-rated 
Prayer Books = Zero-rated
Price Cards and Tags = Standard-rated 
Price Lists (fully printed leaflets or brochures) = Zero-rated 
Printed Pictures = Standard-rated 
Programmes = Zero-rated 
Questionnaires = Standard-rated 
Rag Books (children’s) = Zero-rated 
Receipt Books and Forms = Standard-rated 
Recipe Books = Zero-rated
Record Books = Standard-rated 
Record Labels = Standard-rated 
Record Sleeves = Standard-rated 
Registers = Standard-rated
Rent Books = Standard-rated 
Reply-Paid Coupons and Envelopes = Standard-rated 
Reproductions of Paintings = Standard-rated 
Road Maps = Zero-rated
Score Cards = Standard-rated 
Scrap Books (blank) = Standard-rated 
Scrap Books (completed) = Zero-rated 
Scrolls (hand-written) = Standard-rated 
Seals = Standard-rated
Share Certificates = Standard-rated 
Ships’ Logs (completed) = Zero-rated 
Sports Programmes = Zero-rated 
Staff Journals = Zero-rated 
Stamp Albums (whether completed or not) = Standard-rated 
Stationery = Standard-rated 
Stationery Books = Standard-rated 
Stickers = Standard-rated 
Swatch Books = Standard-rated 
Swatch Cards = Standard-rated 
Sweepstake Tickets = Standard-rated 
Tags = Standard-rated
Temperature Charts = Standard-rated 
Text Books = Zero-rated
Theses = Zero-rated
Tickets = Standard-rated 
Time Cards and Sheets = Standard-rated 
Timetables (in book or leaflet form) = Zero-rated 
Tokens = Standard-rated (but see paragraph 5.4) 
Topographical Plans = Zero-rated 
Toys = Standard-rated
Tracts = Zero-rated
Trade Catalogues = Zero-rated 
Trade Directories = Zero-rated 
Transcripts = Standard-rated 
Transfers = Standard-rated
Transparencies = Standard-rated 
Travel Brochures = Zero-rated 
Visiting Cards = Standard-rated 
Vouchers = Standard-rated 
Wall Charts = Standard-rated 
Waste Paper = Standard-rated 
Wills = Standard-rated
Winding Cards = Standard-rated 
Wrapping Paper = Standard-rated
Wreath Cards = Standard-rated
You can find more information on the following link > HMRC
Plus references to particular paragraphs as relating to your intended order.