[meteorite-list] New UK VAT Requirements
From: Graham Ensor <graham.ensor_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 17:19:51 +0000
In my experience the import charges/duty/VAT have been applied quite
randomly whether or not the seller declared a correct value or not in the
So sometimes I get charged and sometimes not. If stopped we then also get
an extra charge from the shipping company for handling it too. So on small
items the charges can be far more than what was paid for the item!
To be honest that side of things in not a problem. It is the fact our
government wants the sellers in other countries to register with the UK for
VAT and do the collecting of tax for them at point of sale and then forward
that to the UK quarterly for smaller items below ?135 that does not seem
sensible. Otherwise I think it stays the same if above ?135 and the taxes
are collected at our border customs.
On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:08 PM Paul Swartz via Meteorite-list <
meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> Current EU regulations state:
> Goods imported from non-member states are subject to VAT at the rate
> applicable in the importing member state, whether or not the goods are
> received for consideration and the importer. VAT is generally charged at
> the border, at the same time as customs duty and uses the price determined
> by customs.
> Anybody - seller or buyer - been paying that so far?
> A good thing about Brexit is you can clearly see the governmental BS
> instead of having it deeply buried in Brussels.
> Paul Swartz
> >Topic: New UK VAT Requirements
> >From: Michael Farmer (mike at meteoriteguy.com)
> >Isn?t Brexit wonderful! Congrats on your ?freedom?....?
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