27.11.15

Know Your Rights B: Online shopping and VAT

Know Your Rights B: Online shopping and VAT

November / December 2015
Question
I do a lot of online shopping from American websites. What are the rules about VAT and customs duties when shopping outside the EU?
Answer
If you buy goods over the internet or from a mail order catalogue or if you receive goods that have been sent as a gift from abroad you are importing goods. In general when goods are imported into Ireland from a country outside of the EU they become liable to import charges. Import charges include VAT, customs duty and excise or other duties where relevant. In some cases, you can get relief from import charges.
If someone sends you a gift from outside the EU, and it is valued at under €45, you do not have to pay any import charges. To qualify for this relief the gift must be of an occasional nature and sent from one private individual to another. You can buy some goods from outside the EU up to a value of €22 without paying VAT. If your purchase costs more than €22 you must pay VAT. VAT is calculated on the full value of the item, plus postage and duties, and not just the value above the allowance.
If you buy goods from outside the EU valued at more than €150 you will have to pay customs duty as well. Customs duty is normally calculated as a percentage of the value. Customs duty is charged on the full value of the goods plus the cost of postage, packaging and insurance. VAT, customs duty and excise duty are always charged on excisable products (such as alcohol, tobacco and perfume) from outside the EU, whatever their value.
All packages received from outside of the EU require a customs declaration, which is usually completed by the sender. The declaration should include a description of the goods, the value and whether they are gifts or commercial items. Some websites offer to undervalue your goods to avoid import charges. This is illegal. You, as the importer of the goods, are legally responsible for ensuring that the information provided is accurate and that all duties and taxes are paid. Some websites may also promise delivery from within the EU, which would eliminate any import charges, but are in fact shipping their products from outside the EU. If this is the case, you are liable to duties and VAT.
Further information is available from the Citizens Information Centre below.

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Dungloe Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.
Tel: 0761075430 Address: Dungloe Public Services Centre, Gweedore Road, Dungloe, Co. Donegal
Information is also available online at citizensinformation.ie and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000.


21.10.15

Cúrsa Gaeilge TEG - TEG Irish Course

Cúrsa Gaeilge TEG
Dáta tosaithe/Start Date: 28 Deireadh Fómhair 2015
Am/Time: 12:30-2:30
Táille/Fee: €40 le haghaidh 10 rang
Ionad/Venue: An Chultúrlann

5.6.15

CCB /AGM Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo 27/06/2015

CCB /AGM Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo 27/06/2015
CCB - AGM
An Chultúrlann
4:00 in
27 Meitheamh /June 2015
Clár-Agenda
Miontuairiscí an CCB deireanach / Minutes of Previous AGM
Tuairisc Oibre na Bliana / Annual Report
Tuarascáil iniúchóra & Tuarascáil Airgeadais an Chomharchumainn / Auditors Report & Financial Statement of Comharchumann
Ceapacháin an Iniúchóir / Appointment of Auditor
Toghcháin & Ceapacháin Coiste Bainistíochta / Election & Appointment of Management Committee

AGE - AOB

6.2.15

Part time seasonal job opportunities

Boghdóireacht - Archery
Part time seasonal job opportunities
Vacancies for up to 5 part-time seasonal workers, to supervise archery activities during summer season
A two day training course will be provided and will take place locally.
Spoken Irish desirable
Applications in writing only please to include CV to
Marty Donnelly
C/O Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo
Árainn Mhór
Co Dhún na nGall
Closing Date: 20 February 2015

Deiseanna Fostaíochta Séasúracha (Páirtaimseartha )
Folúntais: Cúigear oibrithe séasúrach (páirtaimseartha) á lorg, chun maoirseacht a dhéanamh ar imeachtaí boghdóireachta le linn séasúr an tsamhraidh
Cuirfear cúrsa oiliúna dhá lá ar fáil go háitiúil
Gaeilge Labhartha ina bhuntáiste
Seol iarratais i scríbhinn i gcuideachta CV chuig:
Marty Donnelly
C/O Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo
Árainn Mhór
Co Dhún na nGall
Dáta Deiridh : 20 Feabhra, 2015

28.1.15

Folúntas - Vacancy Arranmore Holiday Village

Folúntas: Baile Saoire Árainn Mhór. Coimeádaí foirgnimh chun freastal ar an Bhaile Saoire le linn séasúr an tsamhraidh. Seol litir iarratais i gcuideachta CV roimh chuig 16 Feabhra 2015. Tháthaí obair chothabhála ar fhoirgnimh riachtanach.
Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo
Árainn Mhór
Co Dhún na nGall
Tuilleadh eolais 074 9520533


Vacancy - Arranmore Holiday Village
Maintenance worker/caretaker to undertake maintenance works during summer season. Property maintenance experience essential. Applications in writing with CV to before 16 February 2015
Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór
Árainn Mhór
Co Dhún na nGall
Further information 074 9520533

22.1.15

Pleanáil Teanga


Pleanáil Teanga
Oileán Árainn Mhór

Fógra Cruinnithe


Tionólfar an chéad cruinniú do bhord stiúrtha na pleanála teanga ar an Mháirt, 3 Feabhra 2015, ag 7:00in, sa Chultúrlann.