joshcowin

importing into the uk

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Ive been looking on hm revenue and customs and when you import a parcel into the uk you get custom charged and taxed.but if they (airsoft supplier) writes or declares the package as a gift you dont have to pay any custom charges whatsoever.this could be good for such people as ckinnerly.what do you think

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would it not also be illegal.. and if your going down that route would it not make sense for them to say it costs less than it really did. although they must have ways of finding things like that out else everyone would be doing it

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Tax and vat are only overlooked if it is a gift with a value under £18.

 

Precisely.

 

WGC and UnCo offer certain services that can be of assistance, but I won't go in to any more details because it is against the law. If people choose to take advantage of said services, that's up to them.

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Declaring something as a gift when it isn't just sounds like a way of getting into trouble, although I've heard of it happening.

 

I've also heard of various businesses stating that the item is a warranty return or something along those lines which has bypassed any charges on the assumption it has already been through once and then back out the country (or in the bin) due to failure.

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Tax fraud is a crime, a nasty crime, the sort of crime for which HMRC might fine you lots of money, lots more money than you'd pay them if you just got on with it.

 

Just saying.

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