Selling collection of WW1/2 memorabilia due to move - liable to tax?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Witasones, May 2, 2018.

  1. Witasones

    Witasones New Member


    I am going to be doing a large move to the other side of England, and I was wondering if someone could answer a quick question for me - I will be selling more or less all weapons, files, etc I have collected from WW1/2. I was wondering if these sales will be taxable like my income? I work part time and so earn very close to the personal allowance amount according to this salary tool. Should I be worrying about sales as income tax or not? All of it together will likely sell for a few hundred pounds so will take me over my personal allowance amount. Really need to get it gone so stressing out a bit about this, can someone put me out of my misery?

  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Depends who you tell.
    He said, dodgily. :unsure:
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    no you wont be liable if a few hundred pounds and it is not a regular business for profit

    check out the government website to put your mind at rest
    You may have to pay Capital Gains Tax if you make a profit (‘gain’) when you sell (or ‘dispose of’) a personal possession for £6,000 or more.
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    It is always worth keeping documentary evidence of what was paid for items - I know its difficult at times - but in instances such as this you can then what was paid out against what you sold them for and tie that in with the rules in the post above.

    I doubt its equivalent to the amount of monies owed by some of the high flying businesmen I read about and therefore not sure the HMRC are going to be coming knocking on your door for £15.00

  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    dont worry about it

  6. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Only deal in cash.And pay HMRC at a later date, if you remember??

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  7. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    They seem to have changed the nomeclature since I left the UK. Presumably HMRC is Her Majesty's Robbing Crew?
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  8. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron


    HMRC is Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. The fine body of people who collect money to fund our excellent National Health Service and other superb institutions.

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  9. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Take your tongue out of your cheek :)
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    what is tax?
  11. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Theft by statute. Odd that many people are oblivious to the very recent nature of the tax regime most 'Westernized' countries subject their citizens to.
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    how do you pay it?
  13. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Don't you mean, "how do you not pay it?"
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I have to agree with CL1 - it is normal for me to receive a cheque from HMRC - I thought they always made payments not collections

  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    No income tax no vat
  16. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Don't forget capital gains tax. I was badly bruised by that a few years ago. :(

    "No income tax no vat," seem to remember a song about that in years gone by.

  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  18. ceolredmonger

    ceolredmonger Member

    I'd rather not have a self funding military.....
  19. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    I'd rather have one that didn't buy things like F35 fighters.
  20. nigel barrett

    nigel barrett Member

    If you're selling weapons make sure they conform to the latest regulations for de-activation. I would say this is far more important than paying tax.

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