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Import Tax

Postby Vernon » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:34 am

Hi,

Just had a quick look but couldn't find the info.
Just won an item from Canada. What do I need them to quote on the custom form so I don't have to pay 20% import tax?

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Re: Import Tax

Postby subzero » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:13 am

If you were to do that they would have to mark it as a 'gift'.. but you'll still pay tax/duty though if the value written down is over a certain amount ( for example $25 ), even if it's marked as a gift.
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Re: Import Tax

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:42 am

Vernon wrote:Hi,

Just had a quick look but couldn't find the info.
Just won an item from Canada. What do I need them to quote on the custom form so I don't have to pay 20% import tax?

Cheers


Just searched "tax code" here and one of Rich's old posts came up:

Richard_H wrote:Gift and less than £20 to avoid fees.
There is a HMRC tax code (which in my case they've ignored every time and even told me it was no longer valid and I've always had to pay and reclaim later) to be taxed at 5%. It is:

Old Collectable Toy’ HMRC code 9705000090

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Re: Import Tax

Postby spoons » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:00 am

subzero wrote:If you were to do that they would have to mark it as a 'gift'.. but you'll still pay tax/duty though if the value written down is over a certain amount ( for example $25 ), even if it's marked as a gift.


Not if you use the vintage commodity code, that's only 5%

However, they rarely take any notice of any code written on the package and you normally have to retrospectively claim a refund
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Re: Import Tax

Postby Vernon » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:51 am

Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Import Tax

Postby Vernon » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:45 pm

Hi, just a quick post to say thanks for your help
- its a bit of a hassle but I was successful and got a refund of just over £70 so well worth it.

Cheers,

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