Why is caviar the only food product taxed at 20%?

Answer 1:

It’s simply the standard rate. Most non-essential items are taxed at 20%, for example, vodka or Champagne that goes with caviar is taxed at 20%…

On the other hand, if you buy caviar in a restaurant and eat it right away, you will save 10%.

The following is a list of food-related tax rates.

APPENDIX – VAT – Summary table of applicable rates for take-out or delivery sales of food goods ready for immediate consumption, based on the products and circumstances

Answer 2:

For caviar and pasta, the standard charge is 20%.