VAT on shipping bike to self from US to France
January 24, 2019 5:09 PM   Subscribe

I want to ship my road bike to myself, from US to France. Will I be on the hook for value-added taxes?
posted by Ian Scuffling to Law & Government (4 answers total)
posted by JPD at 6:02 PM on January 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

If you already own the bike, you will not be subject to VAT. You will likely need to submit a customs declaration, however.
posted by theory at 6:55 PM on January 24, 2019

Nope, done this several times
posted by bradbane at 10:52 PM on January 24, 2019

This appears to be the U.K. guidance which (currently) ought to be the same. As I read it, VAT is due in principle, but you qualify for relief if you’re bringing the bike in for a temporary visit or if you’re moving to the EU, which probably covers most non-commercial imports.
posted by Segundus at 5:37 AM on January 25, 2019

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