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VAT on imported used items

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I collect old toy cars. I recently bought some, mostly dating from the 1960s, none of them new, from an auction site in Sweden. Shippers FedEx have added VAT to the invoice. Is this correct? 

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  • superbigal
    superbigal Posts: 601 Forumite
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    edited 16 December 2022 at 12:16PM
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    If not shipped DDP then
    Yes Import VAT at 20% of Invoice Value plus FedEx handling charge.   Lovely Brexit.
    If you are VAT registered you will be able to reclaim.
  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 11,539 Forumite
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    If you are VAT registered you will be able to reclaim.
    Only if they are for business purposes... the OP said it was for their collection so unless they are running a museum its seems fairly unlikely its for a business. 
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