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Topic: Minimising VAT costs  (Read 960 times)
Markt62
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« on: May 04, 2011, 08:26:45 AM »

Anyone got any tips on minimising VAT costs when getting in 35mm from overseas? I've bought a load of stuff from a chap in the US and obviously don't want to get hit with a massive bill courtesy of HM Customs & Excises.
Thanks folks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 03:01:28 PM »

Ask the seller to put a very low value on the declaration.  Don't forget that the bastards at HM Revenue charge on the postage as well and the Post Office make a further charge for collecting the money from you.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 05:14:27 AM »

Thanks, the prints are pretty cheap anyway at $49:95 per ep of a TV series. I can't really control what UPS charge to get 'em over - I was thinking about getting him to send them over individually but I think that would only incur HM Customs' wrath (as there are 8 eps) and probably cost more in freightage.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 05:59:15 AM »

Hello,

You also could ask the seller to put on the package one or all of the following:
* rescued waste film material
* no comercial value
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