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VAT on export

Herbs16
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Joined:Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:53 pm
VAT on export

Postby Herbs16 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:41 am

Hi
I intend to export goods manufactured in the UK abroad. I require advice on how to reclaim VAT in order that my overseas customers do not have to pay EU VAT in addition to import duty?

Thanks

les35
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Joined:Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:09 pm

Re: VAT on export

Postby les35 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:36 pm

Rules for VAT and Duty are different.

If you are exporting goods to a place outside the EU, those goods will be zero-rated, subject to you holding commercial evidence of export.
You can therefore register for VAT, since you make taxable (zero-rated) supplies.

Whether Duty is due for an export from within the EU to a place outside the EU will depend in part on the rules of the country into which the goods are delivered.


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