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Leave or Remain?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by andy w, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    I have many clients in foreign climes where the system is the same as it now is here. It's really quite straight forward. It's one of the reasons businesses have accounts departments, to deal with this sort of thing.
     
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  2. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Yup, which then puts you back into where we used to be. Oh, except the £15 allowance is now gone, so literally any parcel attracts vat.
     
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  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Really? Which other countries make you register with their tax department to sell to their inhabitants? I'll admit to not having to deal with many, but all I did it was the recipients problem to pay taxes on goods they ordered from abroad. Or are you talking about B2B rather than B2C? I see that they have targeted the ebay/amazon style platforms particularly in that it is them responsible for the vat, rather than the real seller. In that case I expect people to keep selling to us, but won't a lot of websites need changing to say if you are from the EU it's one price but if from the UK it's now more?

    And then we have some rather unscrupulous hauliers charging way more for parcels into the UK than the new changes to paperwork warrant.
     
  4. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes, bye bye LVCR (Low Value Consignment Relief).
     
  5. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    My field is rather niche and frankly VAT or its equivalent doesn't feature very highly as an issue, for us it's more correctly identifying the band of import duty payable, which in some countries seems to vary with the direction of the wind. The majority of our transactions are be B2B, technically. Countries include Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong, China... The hoops we will now have to go through for Europe will still be far less time consuming than for Switzerland, for example.
     
  6. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Will be having my first experience of receiving something from the EU in a week or 2. A german company is sending an LP. This may be fun.
     
  7. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Interesting stuff, however let's not forget that we have taken back control. So any problems forthwith are not our fault....
     
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  8. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    I like to exercise control by paying duty. All that control.
     
  9. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Going well isn't it

    What happened to our Leave Members on here?

    I presume Leave means Leave

    And they left
     
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    Farage has just had the name of the Brexit Party changed to the Reform party, and they want to stand at the local elections on lifting lockdown...
     
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    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Has he had 'it' yet?
     
  12. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Thinking things through has never been his forte...

    There will be a run on felt pens to change posters to Deform Party.
     
  13. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Another grift. I suspect he will charge an inflated fee to be a member like before.
     
  14. BobClay

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    Farage: the very definition of a parasitic bottom feeder. :grr:
     
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  15. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    And leave.eu have moved their official address to Ireland, because they want to keep their .eu domain name.
     
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  16. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Postie delivered my LP from Germany, sent after Jan 1st. No difference for me as a punter, no additional charge. I hope this is the shape of things to come.
     
  17. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Were you charged differently at point of ordering? And does it have a customs declaration on the outside? Several parcels from Asia arrived this week but all said posted on 30/31 of December, and I see at least one large Chinese platform now specifically charges the UK tax at point of ordering for new orders.
     
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    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Nothing at point of ordering, which was pre Jan 1st. Looking into it the value is too low, which works well for me.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Bear in mind there is no minimum value to get out of tax anymore, the £15 limit is gone, but under valuing items will still mean lower taxes. Unfortunately if they get stopped and tax isn't pre-paid you'll also be getting handling fees too, I'm hoping they are too understaffed to stop many TBH.
     
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  20. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Is it Freeport
    or
    Free Port ?

    As we've been promised a golden utopian luxuriant orgy I'll take the Cockburns......
     
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