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Andrew Cullen
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My mother lives in Ireland and is heading out to see me in a few weeks for christmas. There are a few games I want that are available in Germany or the UK only but I haven't bothered paying the shipping for them to come to the US for fear of taxes or other high shipping costs.

My question is if I order from Germany and ship to Ireland, besides shipping that will be the only additional charges correct.

Thanks in advance for the info.
 
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Correct! Both Are European Union member states, so no taxes!
 
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Actually that is not really true AFAIK. There are no customs in the EU, BUT as there is a different ammount of taxes in different countries they CAN charge you the difference when shipping cross country. Will they do? Extremely unlikely as long as you aren't a big company.
 
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kilrah wrote:
Actually that is not really true AFAIK. There are no customs in the EU, BUT as there is a different ammount of taxes in different countries they CAN charge you the difference when shipping cross country. Will they do? Extremely unlikely as long as you aren't a big company.


Unless you're a company this isn't true. If you pay value tax in one country within the EU the other country can't charge you whatever the difference. The only exceptions are cars, boats and motorcycles I think.
 
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I believe the EU has decreed that customers always pay the VAT (Value Added tax) in the country in which the item is bought, with two exceptions:

1. Cars
2. 'Distance' sales (online retailers etc.) : So, when I order from Amazon.co.uk and have my order sent to Belgium, I pay UK prices and Amazon charges the Belgian VAT rate (I discovered this when I ordered books from Amazon Uk believing they would charge me the local VAT rate for books = 0%; big disappointment upon delivery...)
 
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Sithspawn wrote:
I believe the EU has decreed that customers always pay the VAT (Value Added tax) in the country in which the item is bought, with two exceptions:

1. Cars
2. 'Distance' sales (online retailers etc.) : So, when I order from Amazon.co.uk and have my order sent to Belgium, I pay UK prices and Amazon charges the Belgian VAT rate (I discovered this when I ordered books from Amazon Uk believing they would charge me the local VAT rate for books = 0%; big disappointment upon delivery...)


The second part is only true if the company sell for more than a certain amount to the country in question. The sum is different for each country as they decide themselves but in Sweden it's 35000 €. If this is the case they have to apply the VAT rate for that country instead of the local one. So you should have bought from a smaller company that don't sell as much to Belgium and you'd have gotten away with 0% VAT.

I really doubt any of the on-line game sellers sell this much games abroad so you should be safe. Anyway, they have to let you know the price you'll pay at checkout with the correct VAT.
 
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Mr Heldrup is completely right! It's the seller's responsibility to pay VAT charges as it depends upon their sales, so you shouldn't be stung by any hidden taxes; this should be included in the invoiced price.
 
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