Court Rules Subway Sandwiches Too SUGARY to Count as Bread

Court Rules Subway Sandwiches Too SUGARY to Count as Bread

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The Supreme Court of Ireland has found that Subway’s loaves do not meet the legal definition of bread.

In deciding whether to give the fast-food chain a tax break for serving a “staple” food, the court ruled that the bread contains too much sugar.

According to online site Oddee, in order for a bread to count as “bread” under the VAT rules, it can only contain up to 2 percent sugar.

But the dough baked for Subway sandwiches has a sugar content of roughly 10 percent the weight of its flour content.

Thus, the court decided that Subway’s rolls are not eligible for the VAT exemption because they are too sugary to qualify.

“[I]t could not be said to be “food” for the purpose of the Second Schedule of the [1972] Act,” Justice O’Donnell ruled.

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Bookfinders, a Subway franchise owner, had demanded a refund for past years’ taxes in an appeal of a 2006 case.

It is not the first time Subway has been in the news because of some kind of a controversy.

In 2015, authorities arrested Jared Fogle, the company’s spokesperson for possession of child pornography.

Just a year ago, Subway also made headlines for a supposed additive used in its bread.

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