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How to reclaim vat that was added from a uk supplier

  • 08-01-2022 9:56am
    Registered Users Posts: 885 ✭✭✭


    purchased an item from . Assumption was they were a Irish operation . Roll on 3 weeks and revenue needed to be paid as the item originated outside the eu.

    emailing the company with no reply as of yet . Has anyone had success reclaiming back the vat from a no eu supplier and if so how did you get them to credit you .



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,978 ✭✭✭Caranica

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  • Registered Users Posts: 885 ✭✭✭homewardbound11

    I can imagine if companies operate like this then their ability to trade outside of the uk as in this case would be very limited . It’s a code of ethics in business . I’ll keep this post updated but I would be confident that any business operating would not want negative impacts that would follow and thus return any monies owed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,765 ✭✭✭✭Del2005

    According to their site they charged Irish VAT. They've either messed up the TARIC codes or haven't made it clear that they've charged Irish VAT

    VAT & Sales Tax

    Product prices on the eSpares website are updated to reflect the delivery destination you have selected.

    You can update your delivery destination by:

    Clicking the (change) link in the International Options area at the top of the website; or

    Selecting your delivery country on the basket page

    The following table outlines the VAT applied to items by destination.

    Country/RegionVAT appliedFrance20.0%Ireland23.0%

    Or else they are scamming by pretending to pay Irish VAT but not bothering and making extra money.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭Sarn

    Their website says they’re a UK company. They do say that they adjust the VAT to 23% for Ireland. No information on duty etc., so the information may be pre-Brexit and not reliable. Hopefully they have a fairly proper setup and this was only a customs glitch.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,431 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    They have an Irish VAT registration. (IE9798962T).

    They either didn't do the dockets for the packet right or the courier firm messed up. Get on to eSpares about it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 885 ✭✭✭homewardbound11

    Thank you for the constructive comments . thanks to the above info I was in touch with them and they will refund the vat . So hopefully with will go through ok.

    revenue seem to also have a mechanism for this I this on the citizens information website .

    Thanks again

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭silver2020

    It's a simple issue of a UK company not filling in the paperwork properly.

    It's not terribly difficult, but many of them seem to be unable to add a simple code to the labels that prove local vat has been paid.

    In this case espares are entirely at fault