Doing my Xmas shopping from abroad..

    I believe up until recently the threshold for imports was £18 before I start paying VAT and Duty. There was some talk of that amount increasing to £100.

    Can anyone confirm / deny this?

    Thanks in advance.



    Just mark it as a "gift"

    Duty has been changed but VAT is the same which means you will get charged the £8-12 + vat from your postage company on anything over £18

    Original Poster

    So if I buy something for £20 (inc postage) I will be charged 15% VAT on that, which adds £3, but because they won't collect any payment unless it's over £7 I won't pay anything?
    Post a comment
      Top Discussions
      1. Question for electrician on bathroom fan44
      2. Is it worth spending £20k on a car?1722
      3. Iphone 7 - What Case?613
      4. Beds55

      See more discussions