From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain alphyra.ie)
Date: Wed 26 Jun 2002 - 14:16:52 IST
On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Padraig Brady wrote:
> hence why one of my packages got through. I don't understand really
> how DHL/Airborne express/... have different interactions with
i dont know how it works. i'm presuming that the different agents have
different customs&excise people assigned to them.
> Well I was told by twoway that anything over ¤25 value was subject
> to duty. I presume they pulled that figure out of their arse because,
> the total charges on it is also ¤25.
i didnt know there was a lower limit.
> Also someone from customs and excise mailed my privately (ILUG
> rocks), saying that twoway were charging the ¤12 "handling fee" + ¤5
> COD charge. Twoway said customs were charging it though?
how nice of them. :(
> I guess ordering from the EU should be fine?
> what about capital gains tax 8-P, actually there is a special gift
> tax IIRC.
eek! so if you got an expensive gift from the states:
- the duty men would take their 23%
- the inland revenue'd take their 8%
you could end up paying over EUR300 to receive a EUR1k /gift/ from the
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