UK HM Customs and VAT

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  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles WoBbLeWoBbLe
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    http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channels...yType=document&resetCT=true&id=HMCE_CL_001454

    UK CUSTOMERS

    UK HM Customs and VAT
    From JUNE 2005, UK residents importing goods into the UK will be charged VAT by UK HM Customs and Excise and associated administration levies incurred by the postal service.

    As you know, we are based off shore, we are not based within the UK as it is illegal to supply or purchase any prescription medication within the UK without producing a valid doctor's prescription. However UK customs will accept the importation of medications - without requiring a doctor's prescription - as long as import VAT charges are paid. Therefore UK customs will charge the customer VAT accordingly.

    There is no duty payable only VAT

    The HM Customs and Revenue website click contains more information under "internet shopping for UK residents".

    > Can anyone help - How much is this charge or what is it based on? :?
     
  2. Iwantone!!!

    Iwantone!!! Well-Known Member

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    no idea sorry
     
  3. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    not really sure but most things are vatable at 17.5% So if you bouhgt something for £10 you'd have to pay an extra £1.75 . Don't know if medicines are vatable at 17.5% some things are lower ,fuel is 5% (ie gas/electric?heating oil)
     
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    Thanks hun - Sitting on the end of my chair & I'll soon find out :shock: :lol:
     
  5. KX

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    I ordered something from Thailand once-cost me £20 then a few weeks later I got a invoice through from fedex demanding £13 for import tax etc.

    WTF :shock:
     

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