Customs Limits Entering The UK - Import Duty UK
Something to declare? - Import Tax UK
HM Revenue and Customs say that they routinely target inbound flights to UK airports from popular shopping destinations outside the European Union (EU), such as Dubai, New York and Hong Kong, and may demand to inspect goods and corresponding receipts for goods bought abroad.
Import Duty UK - Import Tax UK
So, say you bought a duty free camcorder for £500 then HMRC will charge £70 or 14% in duty and then whack 17.5% VAT on top of that, bringing the total to £650. Not the bargain you thought you had!
If you fail to declare any dutiable goods, no matter how low in value, you are breaking the law and could be prosecuted in court, ending up with a criminal record!
Import Duty UK or Import Tax UK is normally charged on declared items between Zero and 20%.
Two or more people, even if they are family, may not 'pool' their allowances to import an item of higher value than £340. You may not transfer any of your personal allowance to a third party.
The £340 rule was in force when this article was written - for verification of this or any other HMRC info please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk
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