Friday, January 03, 2014

A Gift cost me £63.12p

The International Sambo Federation sent me a Christmas Gift of a Calendar and a Book with a value of approx. £90 UPS charge them £130 delivery charges. Now if you receive a gift with a value of over £30 you have to pay Import VAT i.e 20%. So to receive this gift I had to pay( Yes I had to pay) £52.12p VAT plus £11 Brokerage Surcharge a total of £63.12 So this Book and calendar cost a Total  of £283.12p. This was a present so if you know you are to receive a gift tell the sender to value it at less then £30

Question why do you have to pay VAT on a gift?  UPS must be the most expensive carrier in the World?

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