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An Post charging duty on secondhand clothing sent from UK

  • 16-10-2021 8:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 404 ✭✭

    Hi there, I have a feeling this is just a lesson learned case, but it's so frustrating! I received a note from An Post yesterday telling me I owed €30 VAT (inc. €3.50 An Post Fee) for a package my sister sent over to me. It's secondhand clothing that she's passing on to me. They told her in her post office that she had to put a value on it, so she put £90 (you've always had to do this, so she thought nothing of it). In all of the insanity of Brexit, having to pay duty on something like this seems just insane. I had a look on both the An Post and Revenue website and nowhere can I see anything that relates to a case like this (something I'd imagine is quite common with all the UK/Ireland ties). Anyone else had a similar experience and got it sorted?