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To be honest I am not sure, it was purchased from a shop in Belgium so I can only assume that it had the duty on it needed to buy from Belgium?
Originally I was contesting the decision to inpound the tobacco and my car, the only reason it didn't go to court is because me and my partner split and were no longer talking. I wrote to HMRC and explained this due to the breakdown of the relationship we were no longer taking the case to court, I have a letter confirming there would be no court costs.
Can I really just write a letter to contest the duty costs as it was for personal use, even though I didn't follow through with the court hearing?
They said that they didn't believe it was for personal use hence the confiscation. Do I have to prove it was for personal use to avoid the duty costs? If so, how can i prove it? We was interviewed for over 2 hours before they took the tobacco and car.
I will write the letter as per your advise. What shall I do if they reject my claims that due the the tobacco being for personal use I do not owe any duty?
So basically, if they reject my claims I can appeal, but if the appeal fails then I still have to pay?
How can they possibly prove that it was for commercial use if it wasn't?
What is the time frame for still taking to court?
Me and my ex partner are now on talking terms again, could we still try and take this to court and plead for personal use, even though the trip was in Nov 2012.
They have already taken £2000 pound worth of tobacco and a £5000 car from me