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Taxes sending my computer to UK

maybewereall
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Taxes sending my computer to UK

Postby maybewereall » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:00 pm

I have a PC I bought and built in Malaysia over a year ago. I work there, but I came back to N. Ireland during the coronavirus to help out my parents, and I wont be able to return for some time. I want my friend to take apart the PC and post me the parts: motherboard, CPU, GPU, Power Supply, Storage. I can then use it here until I am able to go back.

Would I have to pay any taxes or import duty on these? It would all be worth about £400 if it was brand new.

Trevor S
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Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:37 am

Re: Taxes sending my computer to UK

Postby Trevor S » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:09 pm

Unfortunately this isn't an area that I have any experience in, but the following HMRC guidance may help?

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-3-bringing-your-belongings-pets-and-private-motor-vehicles-to-uk-from-outside-the-eu/notice-3-bringing-your-belongings-pets-and-private-motor-vehicles-to-uk-from-outside-the-eu#section4

JRG
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Re: Taxes sending my computer to UK

Postby JRG » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:35 pm

If you had brought your computer with you when you came to the UK there would have been no duty to pay. I can’t see there would be any duty to pay if your friend posts it to you, just the postage and insurance.


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