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UK VAT & Customs charges for ordering stuff abroad?

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Hi, I want to order something off Kickstarter but not sure if I'd be faced with additional charges through custom Like, if I spent £65, how much would I need to pay? thanks Read More
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, I want to order something off Kickstarter but not sure if I'd be faced with additional charges through custom

Like, if I spent £65, how much would I need to pay? thanks
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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Depends where it is coming from. EU, not an issue, elsewhere could be. Have a look on an online duty calculator.
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https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty

You’ll be contacted by Royal Mail, Parcelforce or the courier company explaining how to pay any VAT, duty and fees for dealing with customs.

They’ll normally hold your parcel for about 3 weeks. If you haven’t paid the fee by then, it’ll be sent back.

VAT

You pay VAT on goods sent from non-European Union (EU) countries and EU special territories (eg the Canary Islands) if they’re:

-gifts worth more than £34
-other goods worth more than £15
-alcohol, tobacco products and fragrances (eg perfume, eau de toilette and cologne) of any value

You have to pay VAT on all goods sent by mail order from the Channel Islands no matter what their value.


You’ll be charged at the VAT rate that applies to your goods. VAT is charged on the total value, including:

-the price paid for the goods
-postage, packaging and insurance
-any duty you owe

Customs Duty

You’ll be charged Customs Duty on gifts and other goods sent from outside the EU if they’re above a certain value, unless the duty comes to less than £7.

The value includes:

-the price paid for the goods
-postage, packaging and insurance

Type and value of goods & Customs Duty

Anything under £135 No charge
Gifts worth £135-£630 2.5%, but rates are lower for some goods - call the helpline
Gifts above £630 and other goods above £135 The rate depends on the type of goods and where they came from - call the helpline



Edited By: RossD89 on Aug 31, 2016 09:09

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