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Post by Eltonf » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:36 am

Hi,

I'm noy sure if this is the right place to put this post but I am being relocated back to the UK at the end of November and am wondering if anyone knows what the tax laws are concerning shipping furniture that I have bought here back to the UK.

Thanks

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 1:58 pm

It's my belief that Personal Effects are not taxable. I shipped a car back a few years ago and didn't pay a penny.

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Post by Eltonf » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 2:25 pm

Thanks for the reply, hopefully that is still the case....

Will miss Singapore...

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Post by basil » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 2:32 pm

Hi the relocation / removal company should help you out a bit.

I found by accident the other day some info on HMIR site (as you need to pay VAT to re-import a dog!).
Look on the site and use the search function - I think it's notice 1 and notice 3 you need to read for returning residents.

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Post by Superglide » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 3:13 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:It's my belief that Personal Effects are not taxable. I shipped a car back a few years ago and didn't pay a penny.
That all depends on the country you ship it to and their respective policies on taxations, like import taxes and alike.

Way too general, your info.
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Post by seasider » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 3:44 pm

:???: The question was specific. One would hope ScoobyDoes can read.

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Post by Superglide » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 5:06 pm

Where scoobydoes went wrong imho, is the fact that not everything is simply regarded as "personal products".

A car is in most cases subject to import tax, furniture is a different ballgame.

I would googlde UK immigration and taxes, or simply call an international mover, they have the details in most cases.
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