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Do they quote any legislation upon the letter?
Sorry for the delay.
It is the tax duty fee then.
In that case, are you asking if they can enforce it?
Obviously I don't know how much he brought over. However, they do usually charge the VAT upon the goods.
Although this sounds like a fixed penalty amount effectively.
That is what they call the evasion penalty.
They are entitled to levy that.
You will find information upon it here
it is essentially a means of diverting mattes away from the courts.
Can I clarify anything for you?
They don't usually just deliver warnings anymore. The whole issue is hotting up.
What they may have meant is that they wouldnt prosecute.
It is difficult to comment really upon what another person meant.
Unless you are prepared to risk prosecution I'm afraid it would seem to be due.
They were always going to levy a fine for the VAT whatever they said at the time.