VAT on gas has been increased.

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Egoexpress

Senior Member
Hungary, Hungarian
Hello,

There's been a little change here in Hungary concerning the VAT and I'm wondering how to say it properly when gas VAT is increased.

-VAT on gas has been increased.

How do you like me sample sentence?

Thanks for the help!
 
  • xqby

    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    I think it needs the definite article. It's a specific value-added tax.
    "Taxes on gas have been increased."
    "The VAT on gas has been increased."
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Sounds good to me.
    And to me!

    How do you like me sample sentence? sounds like you come from my corner of the UK, Egoexpress:D

    EDIT: I've just seen xqby's comment, and I don't think I agree. I'm pretty sure we normally say "VAT" here, without a preceding article. I'll go and check some official websites:)

    Further EDIT: Very impressionistically, I'd say that the normal use is VAT on X; but that UK government sites often say the VAT on X when referring to [reclaiming] VAT which has been paid on X.
     
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    Egoexpress

    Senior Member
    Hungary, Hungarian
    And to me!

    How do you like me sample sentence? sounds like you come from my corner of the UK, Egoexpress:D
    Erm, I didn't want to sound that native dear Loob, I've just noticed it. Bad Clockwork Orange Baaad!

    Thank you very much for the help, anyway!
     

    xqby

    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    EDIT: I've just seen xqby's comment, and I don't think I agree.
    I've done a bit of reading and now I don't think I agree with my comment either, so there's that. I'd expect the "the," but it doesn't appear to be used.
     
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