I was interested by this and looked around a bit, found the following link:
It is a British site, but the rules are just the same as here (anyway, we are
probably most likely to order goods from the UK).
Wesley and Niall both had their fact right (Section 4 above refers to that limit
Hopefully this helps clarify things,
ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Recommend a good book?
> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 19:48:19 -0500
> From: Wesley Darlington <wesley at yelsew.com>
> To: ilug at linux.ie> References: <200001281707.RAA25676 at mail.bigwig.net>
> <Pine.LNX.4.04.10001282154470.30180-100000 at penguin.inpho.ie>
>> Hi All,
>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 09:58:25PM +0000, Niall wrote:
> > > Just out of interest..the UK does not charge VAT on its books
> > Neither does Ireland (though magazines and newspapers are a
> > different matter)
> > 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
>> 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...?
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!