> Do any of you know what Dabs or Scan do W.R.T. U.K. V.A.T. if
> you're registered
> for V.A.T. in Ireland. They should either:
>> a) not charge U.K. V.A.T. if you provide an Irish V.A.T. number.
>> b) be registered for V.A.T. in Ireland and charge Irish V.A.T. if they do
> above a certain amount of business with Irish customers.
>>> Unfortunately, some suppliers (wrongly) insist on charging U.K.
> V.A.T. which
> is very difficult (if not impossible) to reclaim.
Normally, we just quote our VAT number and they don't charge
VAT. Sometimes, however, the salesdroid at the other end
doesn't understand this and ends up charging us 17.5% VAT.
When they do this on a credit card order, I write a little
fax to their accounting dept and say "Put that 17.5% back
into my card please". And it usually works.
Make very clear over the phone that this is an EXPORT order,
that you are VAT registered and therefore they shouldn't
charge. If they don't understand this, ask for someone who
does. The first thing I usually say is "I'd like to place an
EXPORT order, please".
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