Found 20th Mar 2011
The Government is about to change a tax law which has allowed Play.com and others to sell cheap DVDs sourced from outside the EU.

Play.com , Amazon (Indigo Starfish) etc. use the Channel Islands to post out its DVDs as it is not part of the EU. Anything worth less than £18 avoids tax. Non-internet retailers have protested at the unfairness, so the Govt. will change the limit to £8 in near future. So, DVDs, games, CDs in the £8 - £18 range which don't currently have any tax will leap in price by 20% soon.

Stock up.

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Original Poster

whatsThePoint

Great, less tax needed on petrol in that case



Inevitably.

no wonder people just pirate stuff

i get the local post for Jersey and its been going on in there fro ages talking about it - i tihnk its to do with the govt getting more tax revenue rather than them being bothered about the unfairness of it from what it says in there.

It is one of the biggest sources of revenue for the local post office there too, so it will be a big issue - maybe they will sort some sort of incentive from that end to go towards covering what tax will being being paid this end to offset it - otherwise lots of people there will loose their jobs.

oops - meant to say, the talk is that it will be in the budget this time

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how come when companies relocate to other countries to save on the UK tax they pay they are worse than the devil (HSBC being the most recent to be slagged off for thinking about it) but when its done and the consumer benefits (it by not paying tax) the goverment are wrong?

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old but good news nonetheless

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DAMNOME

no wonder people just pirate stuff


so people pirate stuff cos companies evade UK taxation?

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lucerysmum

i get the local post for Jersey and its been going on in there fro ages … i get the local post for Jersey and its been going on in there fro ages talking about it - i tihnk its to do with the govt getting more tax revenue rather than them being bothered about the unfairness of it from what it says in there.It is one of the biggest sources of revenue for the local post office there too, so it will be a big issue - maybe they will sort some sort of incentive from that end to go towards covering what tax will being being paid this end to offset it - otherwise lots of people there will loose their jobs.


so the UK taxpayer should subsidise the channel islands? Serious?

shame on all you middle class wannabes for voting for cameroon

csiman

so the UK taxpayer should subsidise the channel islands? Serious?



not at all - i was just trying to add to the info

i was trying to explain that if in the budget the rules are changed to £8 then the States of Jersey (govt) might change things to help offset it so they don't loose so much revenue - thats what they are seeming to be indicating in their local post.
Edited by: "lucerysmum" 20th Mar 2011

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monkeybrains

shame on all you middle class wannabes for voting for cameroon


you have a very apt username if you think clamping down on uk tax avoidance is a bad thing! oO

csiman

you have a very apt username if you think clamping down on uk tax … you have a very apt username if you think clamping down on uk tax avoidance is a bad thing! oO



it says... So, DVDs, games, CDs in the £8 - £18 range which don't currently have any tax will leap in price by 20% soon.

why would you support paying 20% more as being a good thing now?

yet another reason why tax dodging will increase and surge and you wonder why companies register aboard blooming ridiculous!

I wonder if they will close the off shore bank accounts where the rich hide their money to avoid paying UK tax ?

Jersey is a strange old set up, they are part of the British Isles yet they are not in the EU.

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monkeybrains

it says... So, DVDs, games, CDs in the £8 - £18 range which don't c … it says... So, DVDs, games, CDs in the £8 - £18 range which don't currently have any tax will leap in price by 20% soon. why would you support paying 20% more as being a good thing now?


because it puts UK companies on an even footing so potentially more UK jobs and more competitive pricing in the long run. Its a tax loophole that should have been closed yonks ago.

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so this dropped to £15 in the budget (from November) unless I've read it wrong

csiman

because it puts UK companies on an even footing so potentially more UK … because it puts UK companies on an even footing so potentially more UK jobs and more competitive pricing in the long run. Its a tax loophole that should have been closed yonks ago.



yeh but i dont want to pay 20%, i want to pay less

So was the law changed?

Original Poster

Yes

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not to what was said though
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