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2008/05/10 19:59:40 (permalink)

Import Tax.

I recently purchased a Deadlift suit from America. I got well stung for import duty which I kind of expected so didn't mind.

Now tonight I've blown the hem on the suit so will be returning it as its guaranteed against blow outs.

My question is will I have to pay import duty again on the replacement as I have already payed it once?
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    Yohimbe
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:01:35 (permalink)
    You shouldn't have to no. Seller may have to identify that item is a replacement.

    Not sure how you go about doing this though.
    post edited by Yohimbe - 2008/05/10 20:02:37
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:01:51 (permalink)
    Unfortunately yes. But only if its marked as a purchase again. If you could have them remove the packaging and get them to label it as a "gift" or retuning borrowed goods. As long as its not sealed in a brand spanking new pack you should be fine.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:04:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: gwilym

    Unfortunately yes. But only if its marked as a purchase again. If you could have them remove the packaging and get them to label it as a "gift" or retuning borrowed goods. As long as its not sealed in a brand spanking new pack you should be fine.


    Gift might not work. Gift entitlement only for items worth or marked as being worth £36.

    I don't see how you would be liable for VAT and duty twice.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:09:23 (permalink)
    Give HMRC advice centre a call - if it's possible to avoid it they'll know and be able to advise.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:12:59 (permalink)
    They won't mark the value down as it will effect the insurance if it goes missing.

    Can they just mark it as replacement?
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:15:40 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: T0NY

    They won't mark the value down as it will effect the insurance if it goes missing.

    Can they just mark it as replacement?


    Perhaps you need to send photocopies of customs docs/bill from original item with the damaged item. And these docs then placed with replacement by seller??

    Phone customs like has been said. They are helpful. They'll soon tell you what you need to do.
    post edited by Yohimbe - 2008/05/10 20:16:59
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:30:44 (permalink)
    I don't have any customs documentation. I payed it over the phone.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/10 20:59:34 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: T0NY

    I don't have any customs documentation. I payed it over the phone.


    phone customs. they will tell you what you need to do. I can't see how you would be liable for 2 lots of VAT and customs and admin.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/11 00:17:50 (permalink)
    You paid the Tax over the phone? Done this myself many times the EC (13digits?)number that was on the package and also on the letter informing you of charges? Quoting that number to HMRC will prove it's been paid once.

    So basically get on the phone to them, and you will have no problems. I have always found them very helpful and if the case is out the norm then they are always keen to provide the right result
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/11 19:37:27 (permalink)
    basically it depends on how you are exporting the item from this country and then how the item is returning.

    by this i mean are you using the royal mail/usps or are you using an international carrier?? if you are using an international carrier then you need to notify them that this item is a temporary export which they will then give u extra paperwork to fill out which means the recipient in the USA wont pay import duty.

    upon the return of this item to yourself the sender will need to produce all the export paperwork and add to the paperwork a IPR authorisation number which will be present on the import paperwork he receives. . this will prevent any duties/taxes being paid coming into the UK.

    if you are using the royal mail then i aint got a clue.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/11 19:40:40 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Andy26

    basically it depends on how you are exporting the item from this country and then how the item is returning.

    by this i mean are you using the royal mail/usps or are you using an international carrier?? if you are using an international carrier then you need to notify them that this item is a temporary export which they will then give u extra paperwork to fill out which means the recipient in the USA wont pay import duty.

    upon the return of this item to yourself the sender will need to produce all the export paperwork and add to the paperwork a IPR authorisation number which will be present on the import paperwork he receives. . this will prevent any duties/taxes being paid coming into the UK.

    if you are using the royal mail then i aint got a clue.


    Sound like a right royal **** about.

    Looks like I'll bite the bullet and pay it.
    post edited by T0NY - 2008/05/11 19:41:03
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/11 19:42:16 (permalink)
    no chance the company your buying it from will refund you the customs you have to pay the second time as it is essentially their fault your paying it twice.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/11 19:46:06 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: muscleman2008

    no chance the company your buying it from will refund you the customs you have to pay the second time as it is essentially their fault your paying it twice.


    Doubt it, going to ask for freebies of some sort though.
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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/11 21:08:53 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: T0NY

    I recently purchased a Deadlift suit from America. I got well stung for import duty which I kind of expected so didn't mind.

    Now tonight I've blown the hem on the suit so will be returning it as its guaranteed against blow outs.

    My question is will I have to pay import duty again on the replacement as I have already payed it once?


    yes.

    customs just want to steal your money, and are not on your side. You can probably theoretically get out of it.....but in practicality, it will be like getting blood from a stone.

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    RE: Import Tax. 2008/05/11 21:14:38 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Yohimbe


    ORIGINAL: T0NY

    I don't have any customs documentation. I payed it over the phone.


    phone customs. they will tell you what you need to do. I can't see how you would be liable for 2 lots of VAT and customs and admin.


    honest dude, they're just not on your side. they're interested in taking your money...that's it. You can tell this just by looking at how they work importation taxes out.

    Importation Taxes = (1) duty + (2) VAT

    1) Duty = duty rate on whatever good
    2) VAT = Product Value PLUS Duty...PLUS SHIPPING COST x 17.5%

    So...they charge you value added tax on....shipping, and duty. So somehow....they have found a way to justify import duty as a "purchase", and transportation costs as an "import"...

    It's bollocks. Thieving bastards.

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