Have you bought iWork 09 in the UK, might want to check the VAT calculations

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xUKHCx, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If you have downloaded the trail of iWork 09 and use the in built Buy Serial Number, the product D4831Z/A is added to your basket.

    Notice from the screenshot below

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    Base Price is £56.79
    With the current level of VAT set to 15% the total price should be £65.31
    The level of VAT apple are claiming on this order is 21.5% :eek:

    Just a heads up to anyone who may have purchased it, apple essentially charged £3.69 too much tax on your item.
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    I think this explains it.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Because Apple headquarters are in Ireland they need to charge the Irish rate for VAT not the UK rate.

    Edit : Bah, too slow.
     
  4. xUKHCx thread starter Administrator emeritus

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    Oh :eek: Thanks didn't see that page, was looking for that info. :) Where abouts is that written?

    Edit: Ah found it hidden down there at the bottom.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's a bit off mind, considering the Republic of Ireland isn't part of the UK...
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    At the bottom of every page in the Apple Store. :D
     
  7. xUKHCx thread starter Administrator emeritus

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    Yeah I just saw it, all hidden away. :eek:

    To be fair though the person on the other end of the Chat Now feature didn't know about the different VAT rates either (and he is paid to know)
     
  8. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    But it's part of the EU...
     
  9. OllyW Moderator

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    And it doesn't really matter because if you buy the download at 21.5% VAT or have it shipped from Apple at 15% VAT, you still end up paying exactly the same price for it.
     

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