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tax

Posted: Apr 22, 2012 2:05 pm
by almondeyed
Hello, I found a painting I really want to buy, but I have to know that I will not pay tax. I read on this site that there has been no history in paying tax in europe, apart from one case, but these posts were old. Please let me know if something has changed, or if i can get the painting without tax.
Thank you in advance

Re: tax

Posted: Apr 22, 2012 2:07 pm
by almondeyed
sorry, I didn't mention that I live in Athens, Greece

Re: tax

Posted: Apr 23, 2012 12:58 pm
by Gary
Not much has changed. As long as we use our standard shipping service (which is air mail), there should be no tax (VAT or Duties).

The only times I've seen tax collected (in error) was via EMS to the UK twice. There was also one case in Italy when a customer insisted that I use their codice fiscale number (which is like begging to be charged tax). That's 3 tax collections in 10 years and 17,000 packages.

I have received no reports of tax being collected for packages that I send to Greece. However, Greece is obviously in a time of transition, so circumstances can change at any time.

Hand-painted artwork is duty-free in most countries. This is a big reason why tax is rarely collected upon delivery.

-Gary.

Re: tax

Posted: May 13, 2012 2:15 pm
by almondeyed
Hey Gary, I just ordered one of the paintings but the site, or my internet connection had a problem and I didn't get the receit... my order code is 15338, please let me know if everything is ok
Thank you!

Re: tax

Posted: May 13, 2012 2:25 pm
by almondeyed
oh! and I didn't receive a confirmation email, but my credid card has been charged..

Re: tax

Posted: May 13, 2012 3:00 pm
by Gary
The confirmation emails sometimes get caught up in spam filters. I've sent it again.

All is fine with your order. I'll be packing and shipping it tomorrow (Monday).

-Gary.

Re: tax

Posted: Jun 5, 2012 11:08 am
by almondeyed
Hello Gary,
I'm very happy because I received the painting on the 23rd of May ( very soon for Athens, Greece ) and it is really wonderful!! Fantastic art work! ..... and without tax :)Thank you so much
Magda

Re: tax

Posted: Jun 5, 2012 11:40 am
by Gary
You're very welcome. Glad you like your artwork.

-Gary.

Re: tax

Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:20 am
by bella9091
Thanks, Gary. Now I received them both. Both emails are working. Weird delay in the first confirmation though. Sorry for the trouble! I am looking forward for the delivery. K-M