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    Question Import taxes for Trainz 10th aniversary.

    Greetings,

    From what i have been able to gather, there is an import tax for shipping Trainz 10th aniversary.

    Seeing as though I live in the UK, does anyone have a vague idea on how much it would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N33 View Post
    Greetings,

    From what i have been able to gather, there is an import tax for shipping Trainz 10th aniversary.

    Seeing as though I live in the UK, does anyone have a vague idea on how much it would be?

    Regards

    Johan
    Most likely 23.7% on top of the stated price. (20% VAT and 3.70% duty usually).

    Plus the Royal Mail usually like to charge a £12 handling fee if the VAT+duty wasn't pre-paid by the sending company.

    Given the $10 shipping fee, it comes out to a total of $79.95 pre-tax, so £52 pre tax, so I'd guess it'll be £12 tax and another £12 for royal mail handling fee, or a total of about £76

    But I could be wrong
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    Remember to declare it on your tax return if you digitally download TS2010 or TS12.

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    I thought the RM handling fee was £8.00, unless of course it's gone up again? Quite ridiculous that they charge so much and it's the same whether you import a $20 DVD/Blu-ray or an item costing much more. Would be better if the Customs just invoiced you directly and released the item on receipt of payment!

    The limit also went down recently from £18 to £15, despite having been at the former value for years and not adjusted for inflation, as the wonderful Coalition government here in the UK get desperate to squeeze yet more drops out of the pips. (Apologies for political rant).

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    Wow, talk about stifling commerce through ridiculous taxation.

    Can't have some foreigner making a profit.

    I guess politicians are the same in all countries.

    Until an American makes a great train sim; I say more power to our 'Down Under' friends.
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    I've never paid any import tax when I've brought online! (parcel wise, not downloads).

    I think they don't bother if it's under a certain size package. I've had DVD's from the U.S. that did not get taxed before, that was over the £18 price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptEngland View Post
    I've never paid any import tax when I've brought online! (parcel wise, not downloads).

    I think they don't bother if it's under a certain size package. I've had DVD's from the U.S. that did not get taxed before, that was over the £18 price.

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    Not everything in the package was present when it arrived; but there was a friendly sticker on it stating something along the lines of (I don't remember the exact words) "some contents were damaged during shipping".

    But it was a simple envelope package with a few magazines in it, yet 2 of those magazines did not make it. Upon close examination it appeared the contents had been opened.

    Why do Governments play these stupid games with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William0d0 View Post
    As a side note:

    Sometimes what is sent is not what arrives.

    Once, back when I was in the Air Force on a temporary duty assignment to Holland I mailed a few magazines back to myself in the States.

    Not everything in the package was present when it arrived; but there was a friendly sticker on it stating something along the lines of (I don't remember the exact words) "some contents were damaged during shipping".

    But it was a simple envelope package with a few magazines in it, yet 2 of those magazines did not make it. Upon close examination it appeared the contents had been opened.

    Why do Governments play these stupid games with us?

    If you are going to take something from me at least come out and say so; at least I may try to vote you out of office then.
    Yeah governments, always swiping second hand magazines.

    Or maybe the offered explanation was actually the real one?

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    I've subscribed to Playboy Magazine for years issues of which seem to magically disappear on occasion. Whats interesting is its always the isues with a female celebrity as the centerfold. Methinks Post Office employees occasionally enjoy my subscription, lol.

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    I find it hard to believe there isn't a website somewhere with this tax calculator on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euphod View Post
    I find it hard to believe there isn't a website somewhere with this tax calculator on it!
    Google shows several.

    Just one example....

    http://www.vatcalculator.co.uk/

    Also for the Royal Mail service:

    http://www.royalmail.com/delivery/bu...ss-mail/prices




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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark1 View Post
    Google shows several.

    Just one example....

    http://www.vatcalculator.co.uk/
    Just VAT, doesn't include import duty, which is important to remember...


    Also for the Royal Mail service:

    http://www.royalmail.com/delivery/bu...ss-mail/prices




    Have fun,
    That's just the cost of sending parcels (for a business) using first class mail, domestically, and really has no bearing on the costs of receiving an internationally shipped package.
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    Nikki,

    Thanks for clearing that up.

    Is this better?

    http://www.ukimports.org/how_to_calc..._duty_vat.html

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    Last edited by aardvark1; December 11th, 2011 at 10:23 AM.
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    Wow. That much taxation is insane. When I buy boxed sets of Trainz, all I have to pay extra is a bank "fee" to convert AU dollars to US dollars. What I can't figure out is why should they care as it's only 1's and 0's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiBaller View Post
    Wow. That much taxation is insane. When I buy boxed sets of Trainz, all I have to pay extra is a bank "fee" to convert AU dollars to US dollars. What I can't figure out is why should they care as it's only 1's and 0's.

    Bill
    So what you're saying is 'Hey, look at me, I evaded paying my 6.5% use fee that Ohio charges and I'm supposed to declare/pay with my annual tax return'?
    Nikki

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