Value-Added Tax (VAT) Definition
October 12, 2015Mike Kappel
Value-added tax (VAT) is a consumption or excise tax that is imposed at each stage of production (as value is added to the product).
For decades, US tax reform has recommended restructuring our tax system to include a VAT. Many foreign countries use VAT; sometimes replacing or decreasing the amount of income tax a business would have paid.
Value-Added Tax (VAT): The Basics