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nigeld

I don't need another mouthpiece; but . . .
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You may have to trade a bag of tea,2 bags of sugar,and a butter box to get a mouthpiece and it will probably have to be one made in uk as freight and customs duty will negate any benefit in buying abroad...barter system coming back...save your beads and trinkets
There's no need to barter because the UK Government will be providing Utility Mouthpieces, made out of plywood like the old Utility Furniture.
The mouthpieces will be square shaped because that's easier to make with plywood. When fitting the mouthpiece onto the neck of the saxophone it will be necessary to plug the gaps with bits of torn-up newspaper soaked in tea.
Each mouthpiece will come with a long-lasting metal Utility Reed, made from the top of a can of Spam.
 

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There's no need to barter because the UK Government will be providing Utility Mouthpieces, made out of plywood like the old Utility Furniture.
The mouthpieces will be square shaped because that's easier to make with plywood. When fitting the mouthpiece onto the neck of the saxophone it will be necessary to plug the gaps with bits of torn-up newspaper soaked in tea.
Each mouthpiece will come with a long-lasting metal Utility Reed, made from the top of a can of Spam.
Hopefully they will be free of woodworm
 

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I lightly breezed over the thread. So here’s my question. What happens when someone sends a mouthpiece or goods out of the country for service. A Sax gets sent out for an overhaul. Only the parts should be taxed not the labor correct?
or is labor now taxable as part of the exchange. Secondly how do you document the product going out and coming back in ?
 

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I lightly breezed over the thread. So here’s my question. What happens when someone sends a mouthpiece or goods out of the country for service. A Sax gets sent out for an overhaul. Only the parts should be taxed not the labor correct?
or is labor now taxable as part of the exchange. Secondly how do you document the product going out and coming back in ?
When sending it out you have to fill a customs form that says it’s going overseas for repairs. You then use that form when it comes back in to avoid any duties payable unless the repairs were an enhancement to the original in which case duties and VAT may be payable on the enhancement.Another problem is the courier will charge you for the paperwork and clearing customs and that might actually be more than the repairs’ worth.
 

Hankenstine

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I lightly breezed over the thread. So here’s my question. What happens when someone sends a mouthpiece or goods out of the country for service. A Sax gets sent out for an overhaul. Only the parts should be taxed not the labor correct?
or is labor now taxable as part of the exchange. Secondly how do you document the product going out and coming back in ?
They will charge you VAT on the full declared value of the saxophone and then you will need to send evidence that it was sent for repair (invoices from tech, proof of outward postage with dates etc...) they should then just charge you VAT on the cost of the overhaul/work and you can claim back the over charge. At least this is what I had to do when I sent a mouthpiece for refacing in the US.
 

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They will charge you VAT on the full declared value of the saxophone and then you will need to send evidence that it was sent for repair (invoices from tech, proof of outward postage with dates etc...) they should then just charge you VAT on the cost of the overhaul/work and you can claim back the over charge. At least this is what I had to do when I sent a mouthpiece for refacing in the US.

If you do the paperwork in advance, temporary export declaration you won't shouldn't get charged VAT on the full value of the saxophone.

I think this still relies on the tech overseas marking correctly on the return customs label, and on the bored, hungover, stoned, underpaid employee at customs or handling depot actually reading it.

:(
 

nigeld

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If you do the paperwork in advance, temporary export declaration you won't shouldn't get charged VAT on the full value of the saxophone.

I think this still relies on the tech overseas marking correctly on the return customs label, and on the bored, hungover, stoned, underpaid employee at customs or handling depot actually reading it.

:(
What could possibly go wrong?
 

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I just ordered some Roberto's baritone reeds (made by Rigotti) and a tenor reed holder from the Rigotti online seller in France. The whole process was straightforward and the delivery took less than a week, with nothing extra for me to pay at this end

Before placing the order I had enquired about VAT and their reply (translated from French) was "Regarding VAT, it will be payable on delivery for parcels valued over £135".

The invoice showed:
  • sub-total for the reeds + reed holder = Euro 48.79
  • shipping = Euro 10.00
  • TVA = Euro 11.76
Presumably this TVA is the UK VAT that will find its way to our HMRC.

I'm looking forward to playing the Roberto's reeds which are said to be a darker version of the Rigotti Gold which I like a lot.

Rhys
 
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nigeld

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We have just ordered two chairs from a UK furniture shop that sells posh Danish furniture. The ones we ordered have to be sent specially from Denmark. The shop is charging us an extra £80 "Service BREXIT Fee" to cover the extra admin costs.
 

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We have just ordered two chairs from a UK furniture shop that sells posh Danish furniture. The ones we ordered have to be sent specially from Denmark. The shop is charging us an extra £80 "Service BREXIT Fee" to cover the extra admin costs.
Then he keeps you waiting a month before he gets them out of the container load round the back.
 

nigeld

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And presumably you'll also get extra VAT, customs and handling fees this end, unless the UK shop takes care of it.
The UK shop takes care of the customs and VAT. The BREXIT fee is to cover the additional handling fees at both ends.
 

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