Accountancy Age, Accountancy Age, Thursday 20 May 2010 at 09:40:00

Mother criticises the VAT rules, which tack on 17.5% for kids aged 14 andolder

A mum has attacked the VAT rules for penalising tall children.

Zena Keddie has to fork out 30 more than other parents because her 12-yearold daughter is tall for her age, requiring teenager's clothes,the Metro reported.

VAT is charged on the clothes of 14-year olds and above, but is zero-ratedbelow that threshold.