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Working out import costs - Help

teraomi Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
I will be getting a item from the USA end of the year costing me $201.99 - £132.27. How do I work out the import tax ?. I'm just hoping that I will not be hit hard on this as the cost is a little outside my comfort zone as it is.

Also are there another costs to expect ?. The £201.99 is including airmail, will this cover transit when in the UK ?.
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago

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Royal Mail will charge you £8 admin fee also.

heres another link

you might get away with not paying anything, eg if the sender accidentally ticked 'gift' and declares it under a certain £135
Imports from America always work out expensive!
actually gift items £40 and under are exempt from tax.

I paid ~£15 on something worth £50 sent as a gift. Im thinking on a £200 item it will be quite steep.
expect to pay around £40-£50 in duty / collection fees on £130 purchase
They are very strict recently.

One item import from US cost £90, get charge £30 for all the fee
One item import from Singapore cost £45, get charge £15 for all the fee
Import duty is not that much.
But post office parcel force dhl city link charge £8.00 to £20 just to process you bill
Now that hurts.
Hooray, so more costs to come. No chance of it being ticked gift as I am getting it from a online store. Best start saving now then for all the extras.
Duty is around 2.5 % VAT is 17.5 % so that's 20% also the courier with charge around £10-15 by paying the tax then billing you with a admin fee. I would always go around 30 % total.
Its getting more and more.

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