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16-01-2021, 22:41   #1291
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Ordered a firestick from Amazon through ADDRESSPAL, all the stuff on the threads in boards said there shouldn't be any import tax on items under €150.

Got an email from anpost saying the item was valued at €44?!? and I've to pay €15 import tax.

Paid it but two questions:

1. What happened to no import charges on items under €150.

2. Why have anpost valued it at €44? It cost £25 so less than €30!

Edit: shït, thought I was posting in consumer issues not BA! Sorry, mods please move!
Not a bargain, maybe better off in consumer issues.
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16-01-2021, 22:44   #1292
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There are no tariffs under €150 but you do have to pay vat of 23% (temporarily 21%) plus a handling fee usually €10.

Customs go off an estimated value (if one isn't declared) based on what they can find online, including the cost of shipping and currency conversion. You can argue the value with them.
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Hi,

Ordered a firestick from Amazon through ADDRESSPAL, all the stuff on the threads in boards said there shouldn't be any import tax on items under €150.

Got an email from anpost saying the item was valued at €44?!? and I've to pay €15 import tax.

Paid it but two questions:

1. What happened to no import charges on items under €150.

2. Why have anpost valued it at €44? It cost £25 so less than €30!

Edit: shït, thought I was posting in consumer issues not BA! Sorry, mods please move!
You need to pay VAT plus handling fee to AnPost.
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16-01-2021, 22:45   #1294
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Vat @21% and the shipping cost of 6 quid is included too even though Amazon discount it would push the value to 44

As per Garit's post above
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16-01-2021, 22:47   #1295
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Hi,

Ordered a firestick from Amazon through ADDRESSPAL, all the stuff on the threads in boards said there shouldn't be any import tax on items under €150.

Got an email from anpost saying the item was valued at €44?!? and I've to pay €15 import tax.

Paid it but two questions:

1. What happened to no import charges on items under €150.

2. Why have anpost valued it at €44? It cost £25 so less than €30!

Edit: shït, thought I was posting in consumer issues not BA! Sorry, mods please move!
No vat charged on imports under €22 until end of june 2021. Anything over that is fair game for VAT. And everything over that is subject to AnPost €3.50 handling charge
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16-01-2021, 22:49   #1296
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Hi,

Ordered a firestick from Amazon through ADDRESSPAL, all the stuff on the threads in boards said there shouldn't be any import tax on items under €150.

Got an email from anpost saying the item was valued at €44?!? and I've to pay €15 import tax.

Paid it but two questions:

1. What happened to no import charges on items under €150.

2. Why have anpost valued it at €44? It cost £25 so less than €30!

Edit: shït, thought I was posting in consumer issues not BA! Sorry, mods please move!
When you buy something through addresspal, it recharges you for vat + an post add their handling fee
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Revenue page with info on buying from countries outside the EU - linky.
Has that note about the July'21 change that the 22euro threshold will end.
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16-01-2021, 22:59   #1298
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No vat charged on imports under €22 until end of june 2021. Anything over that is fair game for VAT. And everything over that is subject to AnPost €3.50 handling charge
Handling fee has only ever been €10 for me.
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16-01-2021, 23:06   #1299
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Everyone is wrong.

That shows how difficult it is for any store.

Op ordered via addresspal

So the LANDED cost which the vat is based on is the product cost + Amazon delivery cost (if it applies) + the address pal fees (delivery and processing) and then the exchange rate (€1.13 at the moment)

Item cost + Amazon delivery, x €1.13 exchange rate + €6.50 addresspal delivery fee + €3.50 addresspal processing fee.

Total seems to be €44 and that's what the vat will be based on.

Same as if you ordered from the US and used the US addresspal service.

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16-01-2021, 23:12   #1300
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21% vat on item plus delivery (even if discounted by amazon).

£25 +£6 delivery comes to at least €36

Regardless. It's VAT notimport duty and is on anything over €22.
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So what is the point of Prime now? I ordered two scores, usually 2 days to get here, both say 31st of Jan as delivery. WTF.
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So what is the point of Prime now? I ordered two scores, usually 2 days to get here, both say 31st of Jan as delivery. WTF.
Hopefully it is just the process, but I bought something from AE on the 1st of Jan, which was then shipped from China via Netherlands and arrived last week.

I bought another item from Amazon UK on the 3rd of Jan and it shows it won't arrive till end of next week and all this with prime.
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Remember it has only been 17 days since the transition period ended. I'm not sure what people expected when the trade deal was made so late.
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17-01-2021, 12:14   #1304
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Handling fee has only ever been €10 for me.
Since jan 01 2021 it's now 3 50
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Everyone is wrong.
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Lol , what an opening. Good man/woman Darc.
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