Is there VAT for books impoterd

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by kourtney, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. kourtney macrumors newbie

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    Is there VAT for books impoterd to UK from Canada? I am thinking to buy a textbook (2 volumes) from amazon Canada and even with the shipping costs it works out at £180 compared with £291.21 if I buy it from amazon Uk. So would I have to pay VAT, custom duty or any other charge on the books when I receive the items in UK?
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  2. xStep macrumors 68000

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    First, I doubt Amazon Canada will ship to you.

    As for the VAT question, you should call your local tax/customs department. They can answer that for you. My bet is, yes, there is VAT. What do you think that extra £100 is.
     
  3. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    As far as I know books are zero rated for VAT,as for Amazon Canada shipping to the U.K. I'm not sure but Amazon U.S. certainly will.
     

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