Document Type : Research Article



The following study analyses the impact of a multidisciplinary strategy to lower the VAT levels
for food classes that equals 15% on the economy. Effects on food market rates, volumes of food
demand, government expenditure value-added tax income, consumer and producer gains as well
as inflation were evaluated. The effect of the equation decreases the amount of market prices of
food by decreasing The Value-Added tax ratio while the reduced estimated price is not
commensurate with the decrease in the value-added tax rate. The reduction of the value added
tax rate contributes to a marginal rise in sales of food. Simultaneously, decreasing the Value-
Added tax ratio lowers VAT income in the government budget, although the overall population
income exceeds the reduction a little.