Sumary of British expats in Spain claim they were overcharged on letters from UK – ‘surely not!’:
- Correos is a state-owned company, similar to Royal Mail, in Spain which is responsible for delivering parcels and letters.
- British expats have claimed the company has incorrectly charged them VAT on personal letters.
- ”On its website Correos states: “From January 1, 2021, in order for Correos to proceed to deliver shipments containing merchandise from the United Kingdom, except for the territory of Northern Ireland, to the recipients in Spain, it will be necessary to present them for clearance before the Spanish Customs.
- “However, the payment of duties may be exempted when it is documented that the merchandise contained in the shipment is of United Kingdom origin, except for the territory of Northern Ireland.