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Can a trader add VAT to a verbal quote when otherwise not stated

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Can a trader add VAT to a verbal quote when otherwise not stated applicable
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert: replied 3 years ago.
Hello and welcome to the site. Thank you for your question.

You have to consider whether you were made aware of the fact that the trader/supplier is VAT registered..

If the supplier of goods/services is VAT registered it is normal to expect the price quoted to be exclusive of VAT unless you are shopping at a retail outlet.
Unless it was clearly stated that the price would be inclusive of VAT, the trader can add VAT to the price quoted when raising the invoice, I'm afraid.

I am sorry I have not been able to give you favourable news.

I hope this is helpful and answers your question.