- Jul 8, 2011
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I'd say you have a good excuse to complain to them
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The $800 de minimis threshold has been around for a few years now. It just means if the goods you're receiving are under $800 you don't have to pay any duty. Totally separate issue from them not removing VAT. I read somewhere that UK ended the VAT refunds for visitors but the VAT exemption for mail order remains.I’m trying to understand something from a UK shop. They are not removing VAT, but instead have this message “USA buyers: NO duty is payable on orders under $800 due to the new de minimis threshold.”
Thanks. I was actually just beginning to realize this after placing my order.Heads up for us EU residents that Brexit will mean customs duties for us if we buy from UK. Just found that out the hard way. Not sure many UK sellers are aware and apparently rules are in flux, but was hit for about 10 percent on a 150 euro order.
Thanks, David Cameron!
A lot of retailers are saying this but I am not convinced.^Matches also sent an email how Brexit won't change anything for continental shoppers. Also I've noticed that eBay UK seems to automatically apply tax to everything, which kind of sucks as I'd much rather take my chances with the post office than automatically pay taxes.