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you should've paid £60 VAT if anything, nothing more.
Thanks jc i have stored down the info ,did you get another chance up garbet ?Robert
Point 2.3 sheds some light on the process, however the rules keep evolving. Regards JCS
duty charged on cost of goods +postage then vat added to total amount and the handling fee added which has vat on it as wellI think you will just have to pay up and look happy if you want to see your order. If you are vat reg you can claim the vat @20% back but not the import duty.
I was unpleasantly surprised last year to discover that if you send a warranty item back overseas and the manufacturer decides to replace rather than repair it that you have to pay VAT on the replacement before they will clear it for delivery.
think you were had.
I have had stuff shipped back here without charge under warranty. you cant pay tax twice on the same fecking item.
keep all receipts to get it back
you will also find the tax you on value of goods AND shipping cost!