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scites 06-09-2013 08:49 PM

Paying VAT on an Import?
one more question guys. The military is paying to have my camaro brought into the UK. But my damn wife wants to bring her 1973 VW beetle convertable. I have a shipping qoate of 900 US dollars to bring it into south hampton UK..What did you guys have to pay when it hits UK soil? VAT? Customes?

any help would be great

jules1200 06-10-2013 06:42 AM

Hi, You have to pay 10% import duty on the value of the car, plus 20% VAT on everything on top of that.
So say for example car is worth 10K, you pay duty on car making it 11k, plus $900 shipping, making $11,900, plus 20% vat $2380, total = $14280

stray bullitt 06-10-2013 08:16 AM

Don't those figures alter, if you have owned the vehicle for 12 months or so before importing? I found this, it it helps : Sounds like good news for you Scites.

jules1200 06-10-2013 10:17 AM

Yeh, could be, I think if you have owned it & have the proof, for more than a year you may get around the duty.

scites 06-10-2013 03:13 PM

I think i will be fine, iv owned the Beetle since 2007..

You don’t pay VAT or duty on vehicles imported from outside the EU if you qualify for transfer of residence relief. To qualify you must meet these conditions:
  • you’re moving your normal home to the UK
  • your normal home was outside the EU for a continuous period of at least 12 months
  • you’ve owned and used the vehicle for at least 6 months outside the EU
  • you didn’t get the vehicle under a duty or tax-free scheme
  • you’re going to keep the vehicle for your personal use for at least 12 months
To get the relief, fill out form form C104A and give it to Customs when you enter the country.

redleader 06-12-2013 12:40 PM

Told ya so :-)

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