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Higher tax on coffee could cost jobs

VAT to jump to 10% on coffee sold in vending machines

04 September, 18:44
Higher tax on coffee could cost jobs (ANSA) - Rome, September 4 - Italians who buy coffee from vending machines may be left with a bitter taste in their mouths when a tax hike kicks in this January.

An increase to 10% in the value-added tax on coffee products sold in vending machines. up from the current 4% VAT, will be noticed, says the association representing operators of the machines.

It says that the higher tax will hurt consumption and possibly jobs in the industry.