On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 09:58:25PM +0000, Niall wrote:
> > I bought Running Linux over the Christmas period, before all the discussion
> > on the group
> > £14 sterling +postage.
> > Just out of interest..the UK does not charge VAT on its books
>> Neither does Ireland (though magazines and newspapers are a
> different matter)
>> > ...would you be liable even if the book has been bought inother EC Country?
>> No - due to the joys of EC VAT harmonisation, an end user pays VAT in the
> country of purchase, and a VAT registered entity can purchase VAT free in
> another EU state (becuase in principle they purchase VAT free in their own
> state too) though other state vendors won't always do this for you, and
> it's close to impossible to get the VAT back if you do pay it in another
> EU state.
Well, that's an interesting one. Apparently, once you start to sell more
than a certain amount into a particular EU country, you are required by
a treaty of sorts between EC countries to charge VAT at the prevailing rate
in the country to which the goods are destined and to pay said VAT to
the foreign vatman. Strange, eh? Anybody care to confirm or deny...?
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