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    Hypothetical question about car importation

    With people moving mega expensive cars around the world a chat in the pub last night had a few of us thinking , so here we go .
    There is a McLaren F1 for sale in the US soon probably going to sell for 19million so if purchased and brought to the UK it will attract import Duty and Vat to allow it to be registered here .
    Once it was on UK plates say a American bought it and shipped it back to the USA and reregistered it say in California no doubt he would pay more duty in the US .
    But if he sold it and it came back to the UK again does the Duty and Vat have to be paid a second time if it’s been previously been registered here ?

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    Lol, must be strong, heady beer down the local to brew this one up.

    My totally random tuppence is... Every country change is a new event which incurs the import costs. Previous stuff irrelevant, only looking at what's in front of them.

    I'm gonna get me some of that beer tonite
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    My buddy imported a 50th anniversary land rover from japan and was challenging Hmrc on the charges and was told he would get a refund ( he worked for GM in europe and the US so knew a lot about the loopholes for sending vehicles around the globe "for testing"), as he said that charges had already been paid when it was exported, (might be a quirk in how land rover exported it) maybe someone on here knows if this sort of loophole exists.

    Stay away from the beer that started this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kustom Jim View Post
    Lol, must be strong, heady beer down the local to brew this one up.

    My totally random tuppence is... Every country change is a new event which incurs the import costs. Previous stuff irrelevant, only looking at what's in front of them.

    I'm gonna get me some of that beer tonite


    That would be my take on it as well . The charge is for the import of goods PLUS ownership will have changed .It may be different if it remains in the same persons ownership.

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    Lets face it.if youre buying a 19 million pound car,youre not going to be too bothered about import duties.

    Thats unless the whip round at the pub could only manage the 19
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