Should I pay VAT on an item shipping to the UK from the USA?
July 24, 2009 7:13 AM Subscribe
I just bought an item online. I am in the UK. The seller is in the US. Payment was made through Paypal and I was charged VAT (UK Sales Tax). Is this a mistake?
posted by Del Chimney to shopping (3 answers total)
Google searches are throwing up conflicting information. Since the seller is in the USA then can they claim VAT? Has Paypal automatically added it to the total amount due just because I am in the UK?
I assume that I am due a refund but am not sure if I should be approaching the seller or Paypal themselves in order to get one.
Can anybody shed any light on this? Cheers.