Yes you won't have handling fee for collection of vat payment@paulboland Thanks for the clarification,so to simplify ,if I understand this well,after July the crazy import fees will be lower?
I would just want to pay everything upfront and get done with it,
I order through Severin and Vinegar Syndrome and don't have to pay any additional tax.
Since January 1st 2021
As i thought...its getting complicated woth zavvi. I knew that they are shipping outside of UK and i think shippmemt may be the same as before.Since January 1st 2021
Due to UK leaving EU custums union there has been a increase of number of customers based in EU who have been hit by customs for Vat to be paid on zavvi parcels
Note even before UK left EU there has been customers based in EU getting hit for vat to be paid as Vat was not paid ever on any order with a delivery address based outside UK
Only reason why some previously in EU did not have customs look for vat payment was luck
Zavvi is based in Guernsey (British Crown Dependency) which is not part of EU or UK
Only customers with a UK delivery address vat is in included in purchase
This is why you always had CN 22 customs label on parcels when it was shipped from Guernsey
Orders shipped from Guernsey warehouse is a item shipped from outside EU/UK
The only reason why Vat is included for a UK delivery address is Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency
Zavvi don't remove UK 20% vat at checkout for customers based outside UK
Zavvi website lists 2 confliting statements in regards to Vat
This always been listed on Zavvi website since website lauched that vat not included if your delivery address is based outside UK and still is listed
Payment & Discounts
Orders placed, which are delivered within the UK, are inclusive of VAT.
Deliveries outside of the UK may be subject to an import duties and taxes, including VAT, which are levied once the order reaches the destination country.
We recommend that you contact your local customs office for information regarding customs polices as these can vary from country to country.
Zavvi added this to their website after January 1st 2021
BREXIT UPDATEZavvi can confirm that your shopping experience will not be impacted, and you will be able to continue to place orders as usual.
For customers located in the EU, most of our products will ship from our distribution centre within the EU and therefore ordering with us will continue as normal.
For any products shipping from the UK to addresses in the EU, tax and duties will be settled on your behalf with our courier, so there is no cost to you.
Note that Brexit Update info has not been happening for some customers based in EU
There has been a increase of numbers of customers based in EU having postal carrier/courier looking for vat to be paid when doing delivery
Due to what Zavvi have listed on their website in regards to brexit they would have to refund any customers based in EU if they hit for vat with customs but that invloves customer having to contact Zavvi each time
Zavvi should be doing the following and needs to do be done by July 1st 2021
1) Register for a EU Vat ID in a EU country
2) At checkoiut remove UK 20% vat from price
3) Apply EU vat rate of delivery country address at checkout (As there is different vat rates in the EU countries)
4) Parcel show EU Vat ID code and CN 22 Label list Vat as Paid and also include invoice inside parcel showing vat has been paid
If postal carrier/courier does not see EU Vat ID code they won't know vat has been paid
I use zavvi.nl and so far so good!
The problem with Zavvi is the poor packaging,that why i avoid them
What about Ebay?Should we expect the same fees from there as well,or has they found a way to include VAT at time of payment?
eBay has started adding VAT on certain items below 135£.I don't know if this applies to you or not but I live in Canada.
I just sold something on eBay a couple of days ago to a buyer in the UK (first time in 2021) and eBay collected VAT from the UK buyer. This is the first time I have seen eBay collect any tax of any kind from a buyer in Europe. I have sold items to buyers in the UK, Germany and France for a few years. I don't know if this will be just for the UK or if it is for all of Europe.
The amount of the VAT was about the same amount as the shipping cost.
Here is what the buyer ended up paying in Canadian dollars:
Subtotal C $59.97 Shipping C $14.48 VAT* C $14.88
Total C $89.33