Importing to the UK - VAT & Delivery info

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ChefFerrari
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:46 pm

Does anyone know ?
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:20 pm

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.
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:30 pm

This is great info. Thanks for making this post. Cheers!
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Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:09 pm

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 for noobs
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Wow. This needs a sticky. Thanks.
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Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:20 am

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.
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jjbehren wrote:
jjbehren wrote:This post needs to be made a sticky.
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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 :)
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Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:20 pm

Super helpful thread, wish I'd seen this sooner.
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:17 am

Bump for Fatty :pint:
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:43 am

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
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:07 am

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:
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:12 am

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.
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:36 am

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?
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