Import tax help

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  1. Ewan

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    Hi!
    I just ordered the V: The Complete TV Series from PlayUSA. It cost £22.99
    I would like to calcaute how much import tax I will have to pay.

    The DVD's cost £22.99

    Import tax £4.89
    Royal Mail £4.00

    Total £8.89 is that about right?
    Everything I have ordered so far has come via the Royal Mail.


    Silly question- but should I write the cheque out now? or wait until the postman rings the bell?
     
  2. chris110

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    I think your about right with your fighures. And wait till the postie rings the bell, you never know you might get lucky and get away without paying any!
     
  3. Simon6776

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    The postman won't ring the bell. They are not allowed to accept payments on the doorstep. If you are going to get charged, they will leave a card through your door, with instructions to collect the package from your local sorting office. If you get lucky, they will just leave the DVD.
     
  4. anephric

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    This is less than £15 from dvdsoon, if anyone else is interested, so you'll be below the £18 limit.
     
  5. miniman

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    Yes the postman will accept money on the door as I got charged this way only this morning, but as its the first time i've been caught i'm not to bothered
     
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    That's Xtremely dodgy...

    Couriers sometimes demand payment by cheque etc on the door, but normally they'll bill after the event.

    Otherwise it's just cash-in-hand and posties could "bend" the rules etc and charge "duty" for parcels that haven't incurred it...

    Brass in pocket...
     
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    ...It should be 'stamped' to buggery if customs have had anything to do with it.
     
  8. miniman

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    It was it had "CHARGE" in red and a mount pleasant customs sticker on it.
     
  9. Simon6776

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    I enquired about this very thing, in relation to a C.O.D. item at my local sorting office, and was told that postmen do not accept payments at the door. Maybe it's different for customs charges, but that's not the impression I got, and when I got stung by customs for a couple of CDs from CD Japan, they didn't even attempt to deliver the package. I just got a card through the door, sayong there were charges to pay.
     
  10. runningback

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    well i had a packet from the states, bought via e-bay and the postman (royal mail) did accept payment of custom charges on the doorstep,
    he even came back as i had to get change first before i had the right amount.

    same big red custom charge sticker on the parcel.
     
  11. Ewan

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    My postie won't leave the package until I have given him a cheque.
    All my parcels say on them

    " The package cannot be delivered until the charges are paid"



     
  12. anephric

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    Payment by cheque is fine (because the postie can't really pocket this) and, as I said, couriers will sometimes do this.

    Paying in cash on your doorstep is extremely dubious, IMHO, and I'd refuse to do it.
     

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