From 1 September 2019 onwards, the selling of café and kiosk products to students will be ...

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The Finnish Tax Administration has released new guidelines for VAT on education services:
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Café and kiosk operations taking place in educational institutes – including the selling of co_ee, soft drinks, pastries and snacks – are subject to VAT.

Such products are not part of the customary meals eaten at these institutes."äverotus/#7.3.-oppilaitosruokailu

This is why, from 1 September onwards, our prices will be the same to all customers. This means that the prices of, for example, co_ee products and pastries charged to students will rise by 14% (the current VAT rate).

The change does not apply to student-priced lunches subsidised by Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland) that are eaten in the restaurants.

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