Re: CHAT: Amazon and e-shopping
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 6, 1999, 13:07|
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> Does the Netherlands have a sales tax exemption on books?
Unless the total value is really high, it passes without a problem - I
once bought the collected works of Poe and a manuscript of Clark Ashton
Smith, and that came to $600,-, and there wasn't any tax on that.
> The Danish excisemen are rabid about sales tax on books from outside
> the European Union. Which irks several book-collecting friends I have.
> Not only do they open the packets even though the content is declared
> on the outside, they hold them until the sales tax has been paid.
I'm glad I don't like in Denmark then! I can't imagine that Denmark is
better stocked with bookshops than the Netherlands, and I often can't
find what I want to buy in the Netherlands.
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt