I have paid a Chinese manufacturer for some printed circuit boards. They quoted
£16.86 Shipping DDP via DHL
£40.97 total which I paid for on debit card at point of order. (Bank amount was £42.94).
I have created a purchase representing the supplier payment of £42.94 (matching the bank payment) and marked it as ‘No VAT’.
When the goods arrived in the UK, DHL contacted me for import payments (£19.80). I have a payment confirmation for amount showing
I have a C79 for £19.84 and a also a payment statement from DHL for £11.00 for ‘Advanced Payments (AV)’ and VAT £8.80. I am guessing the ‘Advanced Payments’ means ‘Import Duty’ and the VAT is Import VAT which I can reclaim as it sems to match ~20% of the goods and shipping.
If this is correct, what do I do with QuickFile and the C79? I read in one of the forum links that perhaps I should create a purchase for DHL with a subtotal of 0.00, set VAT to 20% and enter the total as £8.80. Is that correct?
What should I do about the extra £11.00 in the purchase?