We ordered items from Sweden to the UK and paid what seems like a rate of 25% VAT at the time of purchase to the supplier (25% is on the confirmation). However, the courier is now asking for duty and VAT. I understand that duty and handling fees should be paid by me, however, should I be paying for VAT again? I'm not VAT registered.
I have paid the balance to the courier as didn't want to risk the items being destroyed and not receiving items or a refund. Should I be going back to the supplier to ask for a refund on the VAT or straight to HMRC? I don't think I'm supposed to be paying VAT twice