Is there VAT for books impoterd

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

  1. kourtney macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2009
    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

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    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


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    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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