When it comes to printing and VAT rated products, it can be a little confusing, but hopefully the information below will clear things up for you. Your book printing will fall into one of three categories:
Zero rated print products
VAT rated print products
Additional services with VAT
It's a good idea to check which category your book printing falls under before proceeding with your print to make sure there are no surprises. You can see the criteria below:
Zero Rated print products
In order for a printed leaflet to be Zero Rated there must be a significant amount of text on at least one side of the leaflet. This is to ensure that the product is being printed for hand-held reading purposes, as opposed to wall mounting/hanging. The leaflet must be printed no larger than an A4 piece of paper and the leaflet must be a single, self-contained item. The leaflet must not be printed on paper heavier than 230gsm. If the conditions are not met then you will be charged a standard VAT rate of 20%.