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UK valuing goods for Brexit import VAT & customs duties

  • Nov 19, 2020 | Richard Asquith

When the UK leaves the EU VAT regime and Customs Union after 31 December 2020, import VAT. Although there will be no customs duties following the confirmation of a Brexit Free Trade Agreement in December 2020.

The rules on how to calculate the base cost of goods vary for import VAT and customs. It is important you understand the rules and differences to avoid under declaring taxes – which can lead to blocked goods and fines – or overpaying and making loses. In all cases, it's important you categorise your goods with HS commodity code for your customs declarations, tariff and VAT calcualtions.. 

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Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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