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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-04-2021, 07:42 Thread Starter
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Import duty con.

Since Jan.1st. and the Brexit drawbridge went up I find just about everything I want to buy in UK and have posted to me in France now carries an extra 25% so called import duty.

This has been bugging me as the 'duty' is calculated and added to the purchase price now automatically as well as various extortionate postage rates.

If an item has already incurred VAT in UK why am I being changed another 25% so called import duty into Europe collected by the UK seller? It's tax on tax.

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p.s. An “import fees deposit”, meanwhile, is now automatically added to orders from continental Europe placed via Amazon’s UK website, nearly doubling the cost of some items and making it significantly cheaper to find an EU alternative.
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Presumably, if / when we ever get back to the UK we will be able to request VAT free purchases for export to France ? I remember seeing this in places like John Lewis and have a friend who used that frequently as he was living in Nairobi at the time, he said it was very easy, you just had to produce the receipts s you left the UK with the goods and nothing further was done...........
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Yes Dave I do remember the 'tax free' shops in the Edgeware Road.
But someone must be pocketing millions now with this double tax on tax even on second hand items. It's a con.

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The whole brexit thing is a con
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Presumably, if / when we ever get back to the UK we will be able to request VAT free purchases for export to France ? I remember seeing this in places like John Lewis and have a friend who used that frequently as he was living in Nairobi at the time, he said it was very easy, you just had to produce the receipts s you left the UK with the goods and nothing further was done...........
As of jan1 you cannot claim vat back for goods bougt in England Wales and Scotland different riles for Northern Ireland
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The only way to avoid tax is for import to have a stated value of less than 22 euro
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I thought we could all bring up to £137 value goods into UK tax free?

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The only way to avoid tax is for import to have a stated value of less than 22 euro
I was pleasantly surprised last week when my order of 18 bottles of Mosel red did not attract any duties. The P&P and delivery by UPS was €40 compared to the pre Brexit €25 euro by DHL. It worked out at a total of £6.70 a bottle and I am happy to pay that to get wine I like. The Weinmeister is a great bloke and you make payment after delivery. How trusting is that when supplying to a foreign country?
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Thats great ray but I'm still feeling conned. Just had this from an e-bay seller...................................

Ebay operates as the freight forwarder, and we don't get proof of export - for VAT purposes, this is a UK sale (from a UK address to a UK address). Any additional duty & fees are opaquely collected by ebay as part of the GSP. I'm sorry we're no able to help you with your request this time.

So it looks like e-bay are charging tax. I wonder where it ends up?

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Presumably, if / when we ever get back to the UK we will be able to request VAT free purchases for export to France ? I remember seeing this in places like John Lewis and have a friend who used that frequently as he was living in Nairobi at the time, he said it was very easy, you just had to produce the receipts s you left the UK with the goods and nothing further was done...........
Any help? Duty free and VAT free are not the same thing so care is required. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/d...m-january-2021
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