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Old 04 November 2015, 15:23   #1
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Import tax

About a fortnight ago I bought a set of decals from America for the grand sum of 60, postage was about 7 iirc.
The postie put a card through my door today saying I had 19.69 import tax to pay for said item, granted, 8 of that is a handling charge.

I still think 11 odds of tax/duty is a bit steep on 60?

What d'ya reckon?
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Old 04 November 2015, 15:35   #2
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What d'ya reckon?
I reckon it's the same as the VAT you didn't pay Her Maje
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Old 04 November 2015, 15:36   #3
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Look on duty calculator tells you exactly how much.

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I still think 11 odds of tax/duty is a bit steep on 60?

What d'ya reckon?
Like willk says, it's just the VAT. There probably isn't actually any import duty on that.
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Old 04 November 2015, 16:03   #5
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Needs to be borne in mind when ordering from non EU countries.
Can make what seems like a bargain at the time of purchase not much different to buying it here.
You've not been charged import duty as it's below the threshold just the VAT.
More here: https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/overview
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I've had a few of these over the years & ignored them I think only one was actually followed up & I had to pay it. I think the couriers have to try to collect the money but on a small item they don't bother cos they just have to hand it over to the govt & their not payed to collect the government's bills
I'd ignore it if they get nasty pay it before the bill escalates
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I've had a few of these over the years & ignored them I think only one was actually followed up & I had to pay it. I think the couriers have to try to collect the money but on a small item they don't bother cos they just have to hand it over to the govt & their not payed to collect the government's bills
I'd ignore it if they get nasty pay it before the bill escalates
Only works if you have the goods. Think its normal these days they don't hand over the goods till the fee is paid. Afterall they get their admin fee for the pleasure...
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Only works if you have the goods. Think its normal these days they don't hand over the goods till the fee is paid. Afterall they get their admin fee for the pleasure...
Op got the goods a fortnight ago
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Op got the goods a fortnight ago
I read it as he ordered them a fortnight ago?

Post office normally hold the goods until you pay now days 😔
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yes post office wont hand over until he pays I once had to pay 6 for a second hand cloth mesh wind deflector for a merc slk that was given to me for free from America as the sender put a value of 50 on it when they sent it thinking if it got lost I would get 50
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