TNT invoice for VAT & Duty question (Recovering VAT element)

Discussion in 'Accounts & Finance' started by Matt-LW, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Matt-LW

    Matt-LW UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi,

    Looking for some help with an invoice I have received from TNT for VAT & Duty they have graciously paid on my behalf (without asking me..) on a shipment arriving from the far east.

    I'm VAT registered and I have no dispute that there is VAT and duty to pay to HMRC on the shipment.

    My question is, can I recover the VAT that they have paid on my behalf? The invoice I have received from TNT lists a breakdown in the description of the Duty, VAT and fee's etc, then the invoice total shows just the VAT paid to TNT on their Handling fee.

    So is this going to be sufficient for me to then recover the VAT I am paying through them? Or will they have claimed the VAT back themselves already or something...?!


    Cheers,

    Matt
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Matt-LW Member since: Dec 17, 2012
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  2. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You should get a C79 form from HMRC to allow you to reclaim import VAT.
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  3. Matt-LW

    Matt-LW UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Ah!

    Is that a form I need to go and get from HMRC and fill in?

    or

    Is it a form they (or TNT??) should send me? (Assuming TNT had my EORI and VAT numbers etc to file properly, which I don't think they do having not talked to me, just sent me a bill...)?

    or

    Something else?


    Cheers,

    Matt
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Matt-LW Member since: Dec 17, 2012
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  4. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    HMRC send it out.
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  5. Matt-LW

    Matt-LW UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Ah ok, how does HMRC know to send it out?

    Cheers,

    matt
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Matt-LW Member since: Dec 17, 2012
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  6. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    TNT will have dealt with HMRC when the goods were imported into this country. Check with TNT if you need further clarification.
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  7. Matt-LW

    Matt-LW UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Thanks for the reply's, will have to go back to TNT an ask as I have not had a C79 as far as I am aware.

    m
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Matt-LW Member since: Dec 17, 2012
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