Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

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Postby HippyChick on Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:46 pm

bigmuls wrote:This only applies to prints shipped to the UK, correct?


The tariff codes / reduced fee amounts differ from country to country but the principles apply to all countries that are signed up to the harmonized tariff (HS tariff) system.

I will see if I can dig out where to look up the codes for each country
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Postby bigmuls on Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:56 pm

I'm curious if I should be adding the code to all international shipments that I send out or just to the UK.
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Postby bert on Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:50 am

Parcelforce incorrectly charged me duty on an item that was marked as a gift and below the £39 limit.

They are stating that if I claim the VAT back from HMRC, I will also get the £13.50 handling fee refunded by HMRC...is that correct? I would have thought I'd only get the VAT back and Parcelforce would have to refund me the £13.50 handling fee?
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Postby soupysound on Wed May 31, 2017 10:07 am

i'm a US resident and bought a print form a UK seller. does anyone have any experience or knowledge of receiving a letter from state comptroller requesting state use tax on a UK imported print? is art / printed paper exempt? i've bought many prints from overseas and have never had to pay state tax. maybe this one was flagged due to the price point being higher (and worth collecting)?

tariff code 9701100000
"Paintings, Drawing And Pastels Other Than Of Heading 4906"
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