[Healeys] Paying UK Sales Tax
pdzwig at summaventures.com
Fri Sep 18 03:09:36 MDT 2015
What was the consensus?
On 17/09/2015 22:37, Patrick & Caroline Quinn wrote:
> Many thanks to everyone who replied. Much appreciated.
> Patrick Quinn
> Blue Mountains, Australia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Dzwig [mailto:pdzwig at summaventures.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:53 PM
> To: Healey
> Cc: Patrick & Caroline Quinn
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Paying UK Sales Tax
> I think it depends on which country, when, what you include under taxes and
> what was going to happen to the car. Many states had special agreements with
> the US services, exempting them from some or all of the taxes normally
> payable by nationals of that country (I assume that you mean national not
> regional taxes, since these latter didn't exist in most countries and
> haven't done so in the UK since well before WWII). These agreements fell
> away as time progressed and as the number of US service men declined.
> If a car was purchased in the UK by a US serviceman for immediate shipment
> home my guess is that he wouldn't have had to pay the full the purchase tax.
> If it was going to be used in the UK, my guess is that he would either have
> probably paid Road Tax in the UK. Since there was a need to acquire foreign
> exchange, US serviceman paying in dollars and serving in the UK would have
> been in a privileged position.
> My guess is that there may be listers who could give you a better steer than
> I can if they or someone they know actually purchased over here.
> On 17/09/2015 03:08, Patrick & Caroline Quinn wrote:
>> Does anyone know that if a US serviceman bought an Austin-Healey
>> during the 1950s and '60s while they were stationed either in the UK
>> or elsewhere in Europe whether they had to pay the local taxes when they
> bought the car?
>> Many thanks
>> Patrick Quinn
>> Blue Mountains. Australia
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