VAT Payment on goods imported from USA

Question

I’m about to rent (monthly basis) specialist auditory equipment from the USA to help in professional treatment of anxiety. This involves receiving headphone/MP3 package from USA.
USA Company has informed me that they will add 20% VAT to the invoice at source. Is this correct? I want to avoid paying VAT twice.

Answer

Hi there,

I hope you get an answer to your question shortly.

In the meantime, I recommend also looking at the Institute of Export and International Trade’s helpdesk for more specific advice:

http://www.export.org.uk/page/Export_Helpline

We also ran a webinar on VAT recently which you can find at:

The OTE team

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