Tarisio Buying fees

June 8, 2017, 1:39 PM · A short question to the community. I am thinking about bidding on a bow in the next London auction at Tarisio, maybe I will hop there to try it.
I am a bit unclear about all the fees that come in addition to the hammer price.
There is a 8.xx% sales tax mentioned. Does the seller or the buyer pay this? There is also the 20% VAT mentioned, so there is VAT and sales taxes applying at the same time?
Also the auction fees...
I lost ist somewhere. If I bid $1000 I additionally pay $200 VAT and $200 Buyers premium? What I am unclear of is how do the sales tax come into play and do they apply to the Buyers Premium, the hammer price or both added together?

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June 8, 2017, 3:47 PM · I believe VAT applies only to the buyer's premium.
Edited: June 8, 2017, 11:24 PM · See here: https://tarisio.com/buyers-sellers/buyers/vat-guidelines-london-sale/
June 9, 2017, 3:34 AM · So 1000 under the hammer are 1240 for me.

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