Found 22nd Dec 2016
Bought myself some guitar courses from the US (DVD format). The sender wrote a value of $99 and Educational materials on the parcel. I got hit by HMRC for £28.18. Breakdown as follow, Import tax £20.18, Clearance Fee £8.00. Do i have a chance to claim that back from HMRC at all?. TIA
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Afraid not. For purchases (not gifts) import VAT and duty applies to goods over £15.

Costs would be VAT on the purchase&delivery price, plus the delivery agent's processing fee. gov.uk/goo…uty

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Splodger101

Try this - restricted to one use only..


Yep i have to pay tax. Never mind, you get stung from everywhere, seems to be the norm for the honest working man. Thanks guys

jeannot18

Yep i have to pay tax. Never mind, you get stung from everywhere, seems … Yep i have to pay tax. Never mind, you get stung from everywhere, seems to be the norm for the honest working man. Thanks guys



​yes, the honest, working man pays taxes

jeannot18

Yep i have to pay tax. Never mind, you get stung from everywhere, seems … Yep i have to pay tax. Never mind, you get stung from everywhere, seems to be the norm for the honest working man. Thanks guys


Stung from everywhere? Elaborate? As an 'honest working man' you have paid correctly what is due...

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ipswich78

Stung from everywhere? Elaborate? As an 'honest working man' you have … Stung from everywhere? Elaborate? As an 'honest working man' you have paid correctly what is due...


Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to pay tax good for you, I am not and that's my opinion.

jeannot18

Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to … Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to pay tax good for you, I am not and that's my opinion.


Not necessarily happy about it but it's a necessity isn't it? What would happen if nobody paid any tax of any kind?

jeannot18

Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to … Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to pay tax good for you, I am not and that's my opinion.


So how would you fund the running and infrastructure of the country then?

moob

So how would you fund the running and infrastructure of the country then?



who knows ??? try asking Amazon or Starbucks.

jonnithomas

who knows ??? try asking Amazon or Starbucks.


Neither Amazon or Starbucks are at fault. They are not doing anything illegal. The issues is that these loopholes exist. A business exists to make money, if they are answerable to shareholders even more so.

jeannot18

Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to … Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to pay tax good for you, I am not and that's my opinion.


So you're an "honest working man" who doesn't want to pay tax. Well guess what, if you had asked the seller to lie and mis-declare the item, that would have made you less than honest.

Nobody "likes" taxation, but we are in a massive deficit financially because we aren't taxed enough as a country to cover our needs. Let me guess, you don't want the NHS cut further either? Then suck it up and pay the duty.

Edit: For the record, I had to pay VAT and Duty on a GIFT I received from the US because I sent it to my work address. I paid it because it was my own fault and learned my lesson.

Stop It

So you're an "honest working man" who doesn't want to pay tax. Well guess … So you're an "honest working man" who doesn't want to pay tax. Well guess what, if you had asked the seller to lie and mis-declare the item, that would have made you less than honest. Nobody "likes" taxation, but we are in a massive deficit financially because we aren't taxed enough as a country to cover our needs. Let me guess, you don't want the NHS cut further either? Then suck it up and pay the duty.Edit: For the record, I had to pay VAT and Duty on a GIFT I received from the US because I sent it to my work address. I paid it because it was my own fault and learned my lesson.


Yawn....

jeannot18

Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to … Income tax, VAT, fuel tax, NI, custom tax etc etc. If you are happy to pay tax good for you, I am not and that's my opinion.




and why are you not happy to pay tax - how else should Her Majesty's Govt funf UK Plc?

EliTom

jimhuf

Yawn....




Yawn back - you want services then pay for them - bad luck !

EliTom

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Wow ask a question on this forum lately and you get the PC brigade jumping on it like a fly landing on a pile of ****.

jeannot18

Wow ask a question on this forum lately and you get the PC brigade … Wow ask a question on this forum lately and you get the PC brigade jumping on it like a fly landing on a pile of ****.


PC brigade? Which part of this thread relates to being politically correct?

ipswich78

Not necessarily happy about it but it's a necessity isn't it? What would … Not necessarily happy about it but it's a necessity isn't it? What would happen if nobody paid any tax of any kind?



​We'd all have more money in our pocket for starters

jeannot18

Wow ask a question on this forum lately and you get the PC brigade … Wow ask a question on this forum lately and you get the PC brigade jumping on it like a fly landing on a pile of ****.



hang on a minute ...

you ask if you can avoid paying tax -and the forum answer NO - why should you avoid tax !

you got what you asked for

EliTom

PC... ?

what's the definition of PC ? how about people that pretend or adopt a holier than thou position on here but like everyone else that is human will cut a corner themselves if they can.

jonnithomas

PC... ? what's the definition of PC ? how about people that pretend or … PC... ? what's the definition of PC ? how about people that pretend or adopt a holier than thou position on here but like everyone else that is human will cut a corner themselves if they can.



Rather than make a definition up...

politically correct
adjective UK ​ / abbreviation PC

Someone who is politically correct believes that language and actions that could be offensive to others, especially those relating to sex and race, should be avoided.

A politically correct word or expression is used instead of another one to avoid being offensive:
Some people think that "fireman" is a sexist term, and prefer the politically correct term "firefighter".

ipswich78

Rather than make a definition up...politically correctadjective UK ​ / a … Rather than make a definition up...politically correctadjective UK ​ / abbreviation PC​Someone who is politically correct believes that language and actions that could be offensive to others, especially those relating to sex and race, should be avoided.​A politically correct word or expression is used instead of another one to avoid being offensive:Some people think that "fireman" is a sexist term, and prefer the politically correct term "firefighter".




I gave a common usage definition not a dictionary one. If you want to play at being clever then carry on playing with yourself.

jonnithomas

I gave a common usage definition not a dictionary one. If you want to … I gave a common usage definition not a dictionary one. If you want to play at being clever then carry on playing with yourself.


mmmmm 'common usage'?? X) or facts... I guess that shows the type of people you generally confer with.

I know which one I will stick to thanks.

ipswich78

mmmmm 'common usage'?? X) or facts... I guess that shows the type of … mmmmm 'common usage'?? X) or facts... I guess that shows the type of people you generally confer with.I know which one I will stick to thanks.




exactly ipswich !!

what was it the Brexiteers say ..... oh yeah ...

Suck it Up .. Buttercup

EliTom

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Popcorn time...

elitom

exactly ipswich !!what was it the Brexiteers say ..... oh yeah ...Suck it … exactly ipswich !!what was it the Brexiteers say ..... oh yeah ...Suck it Up .. Buttercup :pEliTom



​Have a drink, it's Christmas think you need a rest

lol

'tis the season to be jolly

I guess it's difficult for someone being pretentious to realise that or spell it merry Xmas folks

jonnithomas

who knows ??? try asking Amazon or Starbucks.


And you're back to discussing tax payments after saying you don't want to. Genius.

moob

And you're back to discussing tax payments after saying you don't want … And you're back to discussing tax payments after saying you don't want to. Genius.




now where did i say that I didn't want to ?

jonnithomas

now where did i say that I didn't want to ?


Being pedantic doesn't excuse the sentiment.

moob

Being pedantic doesn't excuse the sentiment.



I really don't want a battle of wits with an unarmed person. go away please.

I got stung on import duty on a 30 year old amplifier that wasn't working. The fact that I already owned it and sent it to myself didn't seem to make any difference.

Instead of DVD, you could have asked for digital delivery i.e. use DVD Ripper and upload the video on some cloud? May be next time.

jonnithomas

I really don't want a battle of wits with an unarmed person. go away … I really don't want a battle of wits with an unarmed person. go away please.


Stop talking to yourself then.

See, I can do cliched replies too.

Bigfootpete

I got stung on import duty on a 30 year old amplifier that wasn't … I got stung on import duty on a 30 year old amplifier that wasn't working. The fact that I already owned it and sent it to myself didn't seem to make any difference.



lol, maybe you should have valued it lower then as spares only
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