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nikita nikita is offline
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without paying customs

Hi guys,

I should be very happy today as I got my first small stock delivered right to my door this aftrernoon...but I expected to pay customs fees as my order exceeded £200.00....anyway, I wasn't charged a penny but when I took the parcel inside and opened it i saw that the value of the parcel has been brought down to as little as $0.79 !!! Did the supplier try to help me to avoid customs charges or what??!!! I haven't received their invoice either apart from the email invoice earlier on... they are good with delivery and service but how do I show the "paperwork" to my accountant???!! What do I do?
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ECI ECI is offline
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do you mean they removed stuff from your parcel? what is the $0.79 about?
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nikita nikita is offline
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no, everything that I paid nearly £200.00 for was there but the actual value was specified as $0.79 by the supplier which led me thinking that they did it 'to help' me not to pay customs fee...
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Hi Nikita,

I would suggest asking your Accountant or phoning HMRC to clarify the matter. 0845 010 9000
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what did you order? Not everything is subject to import duty. Go to TARIC and check your item.

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