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?