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Thread: Forum - just a thought
19/01/2021 21:00:45

Thanks Pete, I did not know that they are only removed if requested. Is it not possible to change the T&Cs ?

Thread: Laser Engines development.
19/01/2021 20:57:08

I agree, it’s a good idea Jon. It should get things moving quicker. If I was in the market I would do it.

Thread: Forum - just a thought
19/01/2021 05:49:38

Exactly, that’s my point. I often search the net for photos when I have an issue with a car, and I come across the answers posted on forums and the photos are long gone which makes the threads useless. It’s also an issue where the photos are not uploaded but linked to a different site.

Some forums that I use also charge a small fee for membership which I do not mind.

Hey Ho

Edited By Rich too on 19/01/2021 05:50:19

Edited By Rich too on 19/01/2021 05:51:31

Thread: Acro Wot XL Engine Choice
19/01/2021 05:21:29

I like that Mike. The engine will look great poking out of each side if the cowl and twins sound great. If you need lead up front why not fit a big motor - it’s your choice.

Thread: Forum - just a thought
18/01/2021 19:33:32

I get that but GDPR doesn’t have to be an issue. sure, remove names but the posts should remain - include it in the Ts & Cs. The threads are a resource  for the forum and future users. The worst offenders are when threads are old and photos are no longer visible (not necessarily this forum) and the thread becomes pointless. It’s ridiculous in this day and age.

It’s not just this forum. 

 

Edited By Rich too on 18/01/2021 19:35:19

Edited By Rich too on 18/01/2021 19:35:58

18/01/2021 06:19:40

I’ve noticed recently a lot of deleted posts from ex-forum members. It often leaves threads and the information in them, incomplete. Do they have to be deleted?

Another minor query, are there plans for a mobile app for the forum? When I look at the forum on my phone it is impossible (well difficult ) to read and use.

otherwise, thanks for the great place to come and discuss things with other modellers - it’s probably the most friendly forum I’ve ever used 👍

 

ps I’ve just noticed there’s an app for the mag, but appears to be for subs only

Edited By Rich too on 18/01/2021 06:21:57

Edited By Rich too on 18/01/2021 06:23:22

Thread: NEW POLL - has the covid pandemic deterred you from attending shows and events in 2021?
18/01/2021 06:13:05

To the OP it’s a question of whether there will be any to attend. I doubt it.

Thread: Acro Wot XL Engine Choice
18/01/2021 05:58:24
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 30/07/2020 12:08:25:

More cylinders means more fun

awxl engine.jpg

Very nice Jon 👍

Thread: Flamingo 3.5metre by Chris Williams - scratch build
15/01/2021 06:21:44

Sub’d 👍

Thread: Two Wings and a Round Engine
09/01/2021 09:07:50

Great build David👍 Sub’d

Thread: Sticking micro servos to carbon
08/01/2021 06:49:56

I have used silicon sealant successfully, it is easily removed if necessary.

Thread: Import tax/VAT from europe.
07/01/2021 06:00:37
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 06/01/2021 12:45:23:
Posted by Rich too on 06/01/2021 11:01:41:
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 06/01/2021 09:27:35:
Posted by Rich too on 06/01/2021 08:35:57:

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Jon, do you use a courier or post office? They can deal with this for you. We have a small company client that exports motorcycle parts to Europe. They have no issues at all. The company that they use for delivery deals with it all. PM me if you want. I could perhaps put you in touch with them - I imagine your volumes are not too far apart.

We use standard royal mail usually. DHL sometimes, but normally royal mail. Im not sure how this helps mind as i dont know what to charge the customer. With tax or without? That is the root cause of my confusion, as well as all the customs paperwork.

This is not helped by the fact that i am still very much alone here as the boss is still not recovered from corona so most of this back and forward is via whatsapp messaging as he tries to fix it from home.

Im sure we will get it sorted out eventually. At the moment its not super important anyway as i have nothing to sell I just find the whole thing very tiresome

You do not charge them any VAT. You just need to advise them that import charges will apply. Here is some useful guidance **LINK**

06/01/2021 11:01:41
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 06/01/2021 09:27:35:
Posted by Rich too on 06/01/2021 08:35:57:

Jon, I am not sure what you are getting at. If Laser sells an engine to a customer in Germany it does not charge UK VAT. The supply is zero rated and you must have proof of export. Its the same as if you sell to anywhere else overseas - you must have sold to USA in the past?

Yep, that is how we expect it to work, but where are you getting your information? is that a fact or an expectation? I ask as the problem we are having is that HMRC themselves do not seem sure and we have about 5 contradictory pieces of info on the matter. Some of the information we have been provided says nothing about VAT, some seems to imply we do not charge it, and some seems to imply we do. Every email, letter, web page and phone call we have trying to get a clear answer gives us a different answer and according to the accountancy firm we use, we are not alone in our confusion as nobody seems to be able to just explain what the procedure now is and they themselves are not able to confirm this expectation that it is not charged.

Frankly, i dont think anyone actually knows.

Beyond that, do we need to include full invoices in the box? do we need to put them outside the box as well? what customs forms do we need to fill out?

Again, the information we have been given is all contradictory and its very annoying.

This might all sound trivial, but we cant afford to send things out and have them lost or returned beaten up in a months time. Accurate information is essential, but i guess my hopes are a little high as the govt are involved and contradiction is pretty much de rigueur.

Edited By Martin Harris - Moderator on 06/01/2021 10:18:16

Jon, do you use a courier or post office? They can deal with this for you. We have a small company client that exports motorcycle parts to Europe. They have no issues at all. The company that they use for delivery deals with it all. PM me if you want. I could perhaps put you in touch with them - I imagine your volumes are not too far apart.

06/01/2021 10:58:19
Posted by Nigel R on 06/01/2021 09:20:18:
Posted by Rich too on 06/01/2021 06:33:28:

The requirement for registering for VAT in a country where you do business is nothing new, although I doubt many have bothered in the past!

Where you sell from?

Or where you sell to?

for instance, if you export from the UK to Germany

06/01/2021 08:37:51

HAHA! I have noticed that when importing from the US now, some companies deal with VAT/import duties during checkout - which is much better imho.

06/01/2021 08:35:57

Jon, I am not sure what you are getting at. If Laser sells an engine to a customer in Germany it does not charge UK VAT. The supply is zero rated and you must have proof of export. Its the same as if you sell to anywhere else overseas - you must have sold to USA in the past?

The question of whether you should register for VAT in the other EU country is another matter - but that requirement is not new.

BTW - I speak not as a VAT expert, but as an accountant in general practice.

 

 

 

Edited By Martin Harris - Moderator on 06/01/2021 10:17:31

06/01/2021 06:33:28
Posted by Dickw on 02/01/2021 12:11:48:

If I correctly understand that Government Policy Paper re VAT on goods purchased from overseas, it seems the "one man band" small suppliers of specialist equipment in Germany or the Czech Republic that I use will be required to register for UK VAT.

I can see that happening smiley

This means that the following types of businesses will have to register for UK VAT (if not already registered) and account for VAT to HMRC:

any business that sells goods directly (without OMP (Online marketplaces ) involvement) to UK customers where the goods are (a) outside UK at the point of sale (b) imported to the UK in consignments not exceeding £135 in value

Dick

The requirement for registering for VAT in a country where you do business is nothing new, although I doubt many have bothered in the past!

06/01/2021 06:13:16

HMRC do have a way of complicating  things. I would not panic about the VAT issue when exporting to the EU. Just zero rate the supply and retain proof of export. It’s the same as it’s always been for exporting to non-EU countries. Most couriers deal with the VAT and import charges at the other end.

useful info here: **LINK**

Edited By Rich too on 06/01/2021 06:13:35

Edited By Martin Harris - Moderator on 06/01/2021 10:14:59

Edited By Martin Harris - Moderator on 06/01/2021 10:15:35

Thread: Balsa Fuel Tank
03/01/2021 13:46:35

Mmm, no experience, but balsa would be my last choice. Have you consider a bag?

**LINK**

Thread: New mod's
03/01/2021 05:48:45

Welcome Martin and John! 😉

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