Customs & taxes

VAT must be paid on most items sent from Jersey to the UK. As a personal customer, any items that you have sold via an online selling website, are subject to VAT. Any gifts you are sending that exceed a retail value of £39.00 may need to have VAT paid on them and it is advisable to do so at the time of sending, as Royal Mail add an additional £8 handling fee. If you are a business sending items that have been sold online, you will need to pay VAT on any item that you are posting to customers based in the UK. VAT relief was previously allowed for goods less than £15 but this is no longer the case. For more information visit www.gov.je.

If you have an item held by Customs, you will need to make a declaration on the States of Jersey website. Once the declaration has been made and the item has been released, your item will be delivered the following working day. Should you wish to collect your item, please contact the Customer Services Team on (01534) 616616.

GST will need to be paid on any item that is imported into Jersey, the value of which exceeds £240. GST will need to be paid on it before you can collect it, or have it delivered to your premises. For further information on GST, when it applies and how to pay it, please visit www.gov.je.

VAT tax must be paid on most items sent from Jersey to the UK. Please note, whilst VAT relief was previously allowed for goods less than £15, this is no longer the case.


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