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05-05-2021, 23:49   #1321
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Does this look right?

Item is priced €24.02 - shipping is free but they included it, then added tax and then removed it.
So I would have thought tax or import fees should be zero, as they are below negligible amount with free shipping.

That is correct as the free shipping still has a cost even if you are not being charged
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06-05-2021, 00:26   #1322
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Yeah thanks, that's mainly why I was querying the price. I got it for €15 delivered with code last time - the code was under the listing. So I wouldn't fancy paying around twice that for it now.


Thanks, hadn't realised that. Any idea why was that scrapped?
They should update the revenue.ie site.

Ah... Hadn't realised that either, so that is obviously the reason why. Nice of amazon to be so concerned about other countries taxes..


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Amazon have a legal obligation to Revenue to do it correctly. They pay the necessary tax in Ireland. Revenue tidied up a lot of pages, if you query it with them it will probably be removed straight away.
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Does this look right?

Item is priced €24.02 - shipping is free but they included it, then added tax and then removed it.
So I would have thought tax or import fees should be zero, as they are below negligible amount with free shipping.

The 24.02 is Amazon UK's price including UK VAT, however they are delivering directly to Ireland, the end customer is not UK based. Certainly I would have thought it would be 24.02 minus 20% UK VAT and then calculations apply. Previously did Amazon not change the final amount to reflect Irish VAT.
If my interpretation is correct it is a nice margin enhancement for someone.
I did run a couple of test orders below any duty rates on a Amazon business account with VAT broken down and showed both UK VAT and then "import fees" being applied as the order was below duty rates VAT was the only item due to Irish revenue. I stuck to free shipping so all fulfilled by Amazon.
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This isn't correct right?

Amazon aren't removing the Uk vat a checkout, and they're then adding irish vat.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...67LYQEJK&psc=1
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This isn't correct right?

Amazon aren't removing the Uk vat a checkout, and they're then adding irish vat.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...67LYQEJK&psc=1
It is. Sold by third party with no UK VAT to be removed.
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Not sold by Amazon?
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09-05-2021, 12:29   #1327
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This isn't correct right?

Amazon aren't removing the Uk vat a checkout, and they're then adding irish vat.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...67LYQEJK&psc=1
Most sellers that have their stuff fulfilled by Amazon take the VAT off, however some don't show the VAT separately in the price (the invoice shows no VAT) in which case the VAT doesn't come off.

I had this, needed the item anyway so went ahead then contacted the seller after it arrived and got a refund of the UK VAT but can't be sure if all sellers will do that. I contacted Amazon first and they said VAT or any refund was up to the seller and to contact the seller.
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The 24.02 is Amazon UK's price including UK VAT, however they are delivering directly to Ireland, the end customer is not UK based. Certainly I would have thought it would be 24.02 minus 20% UK VAT and then calculations apply. Previously did Amazon not change the final amount to reflect Irish VAT.
If my interpretation is correct it is a nice margin enhancement for someone.
I did run a couple of test orders below any duty rates on a Amazon business account with VAT broken down and showed both UK VAT and then "import fees" being applied as the order was below duty rates VAT was the only item due to Irish revenue. I stuck to free shipping so all fulfilled by Amazon.

No, that doesn't seem right. The item price is the item price before VAT is charged. If they are at the "Buy in GBP" stage then they have selected an address and payment card. The €24.02 is just the item price.

smile.amazon.co.uk/GL-iNet-GL-MT300N-V2-Converter-Pre-installed-Performance/dp/B073TSK26W

Same item: Going to a Belfast address with HMRC getting their cut.

Amazon.co.uk Order Summary
Items: GBP 21.57
Postage & Packing: GBP 0.00
Total before VAT: GBP 21.57
Estimated VAT: GBP 4.31
Order Total: GBP 25.8


Going to a Dublin Address with Revenue getting their cut.
Order Summary
Items: GBP 21.57 (EUR 24,82)
Postage & Packing: GBP 0.00
Import Fees Deposit: GBP 4.96 (EUR 5,71)
Order Total: GBP 26.53 (31,18)


Same item price, different vat amounts.
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Just bought something off English Amazon and it had the option for economy delivery to keep the price under the customs threshold. No delivery date was given, anyone have any idea when I can expect it? I'm guessing 2+ weeks
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11-05-2021, 23:45   #1330
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Just bought something off English Amazon and it had the option for economy delivery to keep the price under the customs threshold. No delivery date was given, anyone have any idea when I can expect it? I'm guessing 2+ weeks
I can't imagine economy delivery from the UK would take 2 weeks unless they are using it as a reason for you to use an alternative paid delivery in the future, which could be a possibility.

Slow economy delivery I would expect to take a week - 10 days at most.
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I can't imagine economy delivery from the UK would take 2 weeks unless they are using it as a reason for you to use an alternative paid delivery in the future, which could be a possibility.

Slow economy delivery I would expect to take a week - 10 days at most.
Got an email today. 17th June. I said **** it and paid the extra fiver to get it next week. Economy delivery seems to be about 5 weeks.
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Unusual, I though most economy deliveries came within a week.
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13-05-2021, 18:32   #1333
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Got an email today. 17th June. I said **** it and paid the extra fiver to get it next week. Economy delivery seems to be about 5 weeks.
Maybe it's coming from Europe? Seems a bit mad otherwise.
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Maybe it's coming from Europe? Seems a bit mad otherwise.
I highly doubt it. I've had Amazon orders shipped from Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain and France in the last month and none have taken more than 5 days.

They probably just take ages to dispatch it.
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Got an email today. 17th June. I said **** it and paid the extra fiver to get it next week. Economy delivery seems to be about 5 weeks.
Maybe that's your problem. I never pay for delivery and it still comes in a few days. You've shown you care about speed of delivery. I don't.
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