Do you import items and want to work out what the VAT and Duty will cost? A friend pointed me to a useful site today which will calculate the costs for you. Duty Calculator will figure out the tax due when importing an item based on the costs and the country you’re purchasing from.
If you’re buying from an eBay site you can simply enter the eBay item number to get the tax calculated for you.
There’s a free option which allows you to perform up to 10 import duty calculations per month with paid plans available if you import on a regular basis.
Next time you’re making a purchase from overseas Duty Calculator is a great site to find out how much tax you’ll have to pay and to make sure the tax man doesn’t spring any nasty surprises when the item is delivered.