When shopping for over 200kr on foreign online stores then you have to pay the 25% VAT and customs. Fortunately, cosmetics, duty free, but we must equally rich pay 25% tax and a fee of 120, -. Unfortunately, 25% + 120, - part if you shop a lot, or often from various online stores.
Also read: Customs and VAT .
Fortunately, more and more English online stores refund of tax expenditures that we have to pay extra to get our packages. But we must do "work" to get this money back, and here's how.
When you pick up your package at the post office so always make sure to get the receipt after you have paid VAT and service charge. This receipt must take a clear picture of or scan into your PC. Then type the e-mail to the online store you bought the package with this receipt attached.
Here is an example of what you can write:
I have attached a copy of the receipt from the post office.
My order number is # xxx
£ xxx (the price paid at the post office, quoted in pounds)
Then add the receipt attached, check email with "VAT Refund" and send it to the online store in question. This must be done within 30 days after the package was sent to you.
Which online stores refund?
- Feel Unique - send receipt / email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cheapsmells - send receipt / email to info@CheapSmells.com
Beauty Expert - send receipt / email to email@example.com(May have changed policy, mail is sent to the customer)
- Britique - Send receipt / email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- StrawberryNET - Send receipt / info via a form which can be found on their website.
I sent some e-mails around to the other English online shops regarding refund and hoping for a positive response from them. If I were to get answers and that they should offer refund so I edit it into this post.