VAT : TVA
VAT stands for ‘value added tax’. It is the tax that consumers pay when they buy a product or a service. VAT rates can vary according the product or service being sold. In France, a recent law was passed allowing bars and restaurants to reduce their VAT to 5% instead of the regular 19%
In Britain the standard VAT rate is 17.5% There is no VAT on food, children’s clothing and books and magazines (unless it has changed since I moved to France).