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We are residents in Portugal and will be ordering a new static mobile home from Hull, my understanding is that we do not pay V.A.T. on a new home, can anyone confirm this? 

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You don't pay UK Vat on exports

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28 minutes ago, Coastline said:

We are residents in Portugal and will be ordering a new static mobile home from Hull, my understanding is that we do not pay V.A.T. on a new home, can anyone confirm this? 

what sort of static mobile home -  AFAIK if it's a holiday home/static caravan as opposed to a proper residential mobile home then VAT is payable. Likewise even with a residential home, you still have to pay VAT on some of the stuff inside it.

 

Are you going to buy it in the UK and ship it to Portugal or have it sited over here as that may have a bearing on what has to be paid and to whom.

 

You really need to find out the rules and regulations rather than just getting opinions and hearsay from members of this forum. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-treatment-of-caravans-and-houseboats-notice-70120

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Providing you have proof of export (from the shipping company) then you pay no VAT.

Do NOT buy it in England and then personally export it or the selling company will charge VAT.

Get the Hull manufacturers to arrange exportation.

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Goods and services, on which VAT is normally chargeable, sold from one EU country to another are not classified as exports for the purposes of VAT due to EU and EEA agreements. When a manufacturer or supplier dispatches goods or services to someone in another EU country, who is not registered for VAT in that country, VAT at the rate of the country of origin should normally be charged.

However, if the mobile home is the main residence then it is 0% rated although removable goods, e.g. white goods, are still VAT rated at 20%. I believe a holiday home is VAT rated at 5% but removable goods at 20%.

 

In the event of the UK exiting on 31st October with no deal, the VAT arrangements will end and import charges and tariffs may come into effect.

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