Ireland versus UK versus US prices (Celestron)
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The price you see on an american site is the price you'll pay.
You'll pay import duty of 21% on a parcel if the value is over 175E on entering the country.
BUT, I've heard that if the item is a gift then the tax is different, I donk know the exact details, does anyone?
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Second, if I pay the US tax, does the 21% IRL VAT go away?
Third - if the answer to the above is that I don't pay US tax but pay IRL VAT, then is this on the goods only or do I have to pay VAT on the shipping, insurance etc?
Fourth - I assume that the import duty (4.2%) is due only on the value of the goods.
Last time I imported something from the US it worked like this;
4.2% customs duty added to TOTAL value (goods + shipping)
21% VAT added to the this total (including the 4.2% duty) - Tax on tax, I know... :roll:
I would be worth checking, since the last time I imported something was about a year ago, and the rules might have changed since then.
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