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Need advice on duty and vat in the UK

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Freddyjames, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Freddyjames

    Freddyjames Senior Member

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    Hi there,

    I've sold a few items in the past few days on ebay, and have ordered the items through sources in china on dhgate.

    Has anybody got any experience with this sort of thing on the tax issues? I don't mind having to pay tax, but I am wondering whether I will need to pay for it on delivery - or whether I can defer the payments through a limited company I own?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. vxr12

    vxr12 Junior Member

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    It depends on the value of the item. Cant remember the exact amount, however i have ordered many items from china and never had to pay import tax.
     
  3. Freddyjames

    Freddyjames Senior Member

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    So far I have placed 6 orders, with an average value of $150
     
  4. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    its pretty hit and miss really, about 90% of the packages I send to the UK do not get any charges

    if they are charged its seems to be a set amount about 33 pounds is the charge I have seen a lot. I mark my boxes as gift and $90 US value and the ones that do get stopped have all had the same charges. I am talking about maybe 40 packages a week, so you will see it is not that many

    If you do get charged you have to pay before they will deliver---thats from parcelforce anyway
     
  5. ebaytopratedseller

    ebaytopratedseller Newbie

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    If just a single item, it's OK and no need to pay vat but I've a case buyer bought a bulk of items, he need to go to post office and pay vat when pick up the parcel. It's greatly depends on qty.