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Old 13 November 2002, 07:40   #11
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You give the example where it is vat free, but does that only apply to permanant residents of the CI's.

It cant apply to us on the mainland having boats / engines delivered to the CI's for fitting to a boat there and rtn for use around the mainland.

Surely thats at least a grey line for the Inland Revenue.

Anyone know if thats at all feasable?


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Old 13 November 2002, 07:48   #12
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Tiger, anything brought into the main land will be subject to VAT if VAT hasn't been paid previously.

Even if you were to buy second hand you would have to pay VAT on the current value on bringing it back

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Old 13 November 2002, 12:18   #13
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Hmmm....there are ways and means, all legal (well sort of). Someone here could purchase, say a VHF radio for you, minus the VAT of course, next time he is over your way he could simply bring it along.
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Old 13 November 2002, 12:20   #14
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Old 13 November 2002, 12:21   #15
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Along the lines of someone over here sends you a Christmas present of something like 200 quid, and you send them a Christmas present like a VHF then?

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Old 13 November 2002, 12:56   #16
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Vat free

I worked in the marina for a few seasons in St Helier and it is surprising how many "ships spares" arrived at our office for delivery to boats arriving in the near future. I know from chatting to a few of the yachties that they had the VAT taken off their orders because the delivery address was outside mainland UK.

Some "spares" included, new tenders, vhf's, radar units, chart plotters etc etc.

I think it is only a grey area when returning to the UK if customs decide to check over the boat? But how likely that is, is surely doubtful?

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