This lot will be sold under the Alpha scheme.
If you are an EU Purchaser, there is effectively no change:
VAT is charged at 17.5% on the buyer''s premium ONLY on a VAT inclusive basis. VAT is accounted for under the auctioneer''s margin scheme.
If you are a non-EU Purchaser:
VAT, at 17.5%, will be payable on both the hammer price and the buyer''s premium.
VAT on the hammer will be refunded upon receipt of export documentation by the VAT department.
Non-EU trading businesses can receive a further VAT refund on the buyer''s premium directly from HM Revenue and Customs.
Cobham, November 1933.