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Re: [IPk] Grrrrr - customs tax on pump



It is my understanding that you dont pay tax on medical supplies , but i
just called customs and excise and they have told me that pump supplies etc
tend to range from 2%-6% depending on what its is.  This is when stuff
comes from the US and there is nothing you can do about it.

At 14:41 03/06/1999 +0100, you wrote:
>Di
>
>We always have to pay import tax on goods sent to us from Switzerland, but
>obviously we wouldn't pass this on to the customer.  Your situation is quite
>different though, as I understand it, because, even thought you are on a
>Minimed pump, the company didn't put you on it.  as far as I am aware, there
>isn't really a way around this unless Minimed are prepared to pay this bill
>for you.
>
>Regards
>
>Estelle
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>To: IP- UK <email @ redacted>
>Date: 03 June 1999 13:14
>Subject: [IPk] Grrrrr - customs tax on pump
>
>
>>I don't know if anyone can help me on this one, but I've jsut received
>>a bill for 220 pounds for customs tax on my pump (it was sent to by
>>someone in the US. I spoke to FedEx who just said it was a standard
>>import tax based on the value of the pump and I still had to pay it
>>regardless of whether I was actually buying it or not (which I wasn't
>>since I didn't pay anythign for it). They never mentioned it at the
>>time of shipping.
>>OK, 250 pounds for a pump is better than 2000 pounds, but I still don't
>have
>>the money, as I had no idea I was going to be charged this.
>>
>>Does anyone know of any way round this?
>>Thanks
>>Di
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Natty
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