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Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:46 pm
by ChefFerrari
Does anyone know ?

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:20 pm
by suchanoo
There's a box on the bottom right for the tariff code, but it does say commercial use only.

I think just put it in the description box. I've had packages before where the sender has put it there, and I've just highlighted it when I send it back to make my tax claim.

Whether or not the code is written on the form, it seems border control just charge a standard 20%. Not sure if they are lazy bastards, or can't read, but either way they ignore it. Unfortunately, I think the tax will always have to be claimed back retrospectively. It's a ball ache, but it works.

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:30 pm
by skis007
This is great info. Thanks for making this post. Cheers!

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:09 pm
by ChefFerrari
ChefFerrari wrote:So the top form is the hand written one you get from the post office, the bottom form is the one you fill out online. What box do you enter the Limited edition screen printed art - tariff code 9702 00 00 ?

Sorry it's so huge but it's the only way to see it clearly

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Bump

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:43 am
by suchanoo
Bump for noobs

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:05 am
by Celsius
Wow. This needs a sticky. Thanks.

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:20 am
by suchanoo
Yeah, it's well worth the small amount of effort it takes.

Just got another cheque through from Her Majesty last week, god bless her, for £107, which paid for my most recent framing job.

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:37 am
by jjbehren
jjbehren wrote:
jjbehren wrote:This post needs to be made a sticky.

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:26 am
by suchanoo
ChefFerrari wrote:So the top form is the hand written one you get from the post office, the bottom form is the one you fill out online. What box do you enter the Limited edition screen printed art - tariff code 9702 00 00 ?

Sorry it's so huge but it's the only way to see it clearly

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I just received a poster from the US with the tariff code written in the description box (see below). This is the first time that UK border control have correctly charged me 5% tax, so it seems this is the right way to fill in the customs form.

Or maybe they've finally submitted after a deluge of Ebeaner's retrospective import tax claims :)
customs form.JPG

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:20 pm
by bigmuls
Super helpful thread, wish I'd seen this sooner.

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:17 am
by suchanoo
Bump for Fatty :pint:

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:43 am
by Fattyramone
Thanks Dave , ....

To any new UKers on this board

Do yourself a big favour and post on this thread so it becomes easy to find for yourself in the future ....you may not think youll ever need it , but you will , i promice you that.

Ita a very well thought out and informative piece from mr Suchanoo , the king of egypt

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:07 am
by suchanoo
It would be a great help if members contribute their own advice and experience to this thread - any info regarding import tax, shipping, costs, etc.

Input from Ebeaners overseas is, of course, most welcome!

The easiest things to post would be your successful or (hopefully not) unsuccessful claims, with details on how the forms were filled out both on the tube and your retrospective claim.

Anything useful really, even just a plain old bump might benefit someone :pint:

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:12 am
by Fattyramone
This is a particularly helpful link

http://www.dutycalculator.com

Just input the cost of your print ...then the cost of the postage/insurance

Starting typing in "Art Print" in the item description and it will auto-fill itself in the relevent boxes , hit "return" and it will instantly tell you in plain English how much you SHOULD have paid in 5% VAT when importing it in from America (or anywhere) instead of their WRONG figure of 20% VAT

It gives you the knowledge of what your arguing for when you challenge their excessive charges to you.

Try it , its brilliant.

As Dave says we should utilise this thread a lot more with our success/failure stories , ..

Knowledge is power.

Re: Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:36 am
by Fattyramone
Hmmmm , quick note on that duty calculator ive just posted a link to.

Its a great tool , but unbeknown to me it only lets you do so many calculations before it asks you to pay for its use (fair enough i surpose?)

Ive probably done about 10-12 calculations on it before i reatched my limit ....so if and when you use it , use it sparingly and dont use up all your credits in one mad session.

Hopefully it will reset my credits if I dont use it for a while?