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Buying second hand goods from UK

  • 25-04-2021 1:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭


    If buying second hand goods from the UK such as video/audio equipment or fitness equipment, is vat and duty added on or is that just for new goods?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,391 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    It depends on the seller. Is it a business? There is a messy Margin Scheme for some goods.
    Importing them probably incurs VAT though, but I'm very open to correction on this.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,816 Mod ✭✭✭✭whiterebel

    VAT payable on import. Should be free of UK VAT.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭BeardySi

    Charges on import apply the same whether the item is new or second hand.