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Bokbag



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:48 am 
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Without wishing to get political I see that the new situation the UK finds itself means buying a programme from abroad just became 20% more expensive on eBay...ouch
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:22 am 
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Quelle Surprise!

Yes I noticed it this morning.

Looks like folks will need to get creative.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:40 pm 
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Wouldn't they be classed as magazines and zero rated?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:49 pm 
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That’s a Possible UK interpretation.

But clearly the EU sees it differently, and it’s their interpretation that applies here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:42 pm 
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Bit over my head, does that mean selling as well as buying abroad or just buying from abroad ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:04 pm 
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I believe it is levied on a purchase when buying items from European registered sellers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:24 pm 
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Well if it is VAT then surely you have to be registered to charge it and so become an unpaid tax collector (as I was once) for what ever government in whatever country you live in?
Import tax/customs charges are a different matter and will invariably levied by companies according to their rates. I don't quite see buying a programme from say French Ebay for say £10 would be much worth bothering but I could be wrong if it all starts to get Brexit nasty?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:51 pm 
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From what I understand (and I am no expert in any way) it is eBay who collects the 20% on every purchase of any value from an EU registered seller to UK and visa versa. I don’t know if this will remain (lol) but not sure why this is the case when my understanding was the “deal” allowed tariff/tax free imports for certain goods? Oh well, I will “leave” it there
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:01 pm 
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Sports programmes are zero rated for VAT

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/zero-rating-books-and-printed-matter-for-vat-notice-70110

BTW Why is this topic in > A programme from this day in history ? I do not see the connection.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:39 pm 
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The placement is my error I didn’t really think about it. That’s good news, it would ruin a whole section of the market and would be very difficult to deal with. Hopefully eBay sorts this out soon Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:38 pm 
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It's a fair point, football programmes / magazines / books should be zero rated shouldn't they?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:46 pm 
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It appears that eBay has fixed the issue of VAT being levied against football programmes from non-UK sellers.

I had emailed their UK MD a few days ago, and his office responded that their VAT team had fixed it.
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Posh1959



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:58 pm 
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Thanks for that. I notice that 20% still applies for tickets on sale from the EU. Is that correct?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:02 pm 
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I'm not a VAT expert so I'm not sure what category old ticket stubs would fall under. I know old stamps do attract a level of VAT.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:23 pm 
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Thanks, from memory when I have bought a ticket at auction Vat has not been applied.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:28 pm 
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I'd suggest finding out if tickets should be treated as VAT exempt (or 5% VAT) and emailing the eBay MD in the UK, you should get a response

Murray Lambell [email protected]
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