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Claiming back VAT from a UK car brought to France

Posted by cabrienc - Created: 5 years ago
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Posted by cabrienc - 5 years ago

Thanks, will take your advice and call! 


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Posted by 1850stjeannet - 5 years ago

If I was you I'd go straight to the horses mouth and ask the question - theres been a lot of tightening up on VAT recently and the situation will be influenced by many factors potentially such as did you buy the car new, when did you buy it, did you buy it as personal user, are you registered as a company and capable of claiming back VAT - my gut understanding is that unless you have mitigating circumstances even in avoiding VAT at UK end you'd still have to pay TVA here - normally its non-EU that hit it lucky with reclaiming VAT. 

this link might assist - though you may already have been there as a starting point http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/sectors/consumers/personal-vehicles.htm#2