By paraphrasing the best known sentence in Orwell’s book, Animal Farm, I’ll make a summing up on the Newspeak letter from Tollregion Oslo og Akershus. (Customs).They are careful to repeat at the end of the letter that whatever they have been writing to me about Value-Added Tax taxation about the American Gold bullion coin, it is not a law Decision.
Retail Gold Coin Sellers don't Pay VAT
In my letter to Customs I made an issue of pointing out that 50 dollars American Eagle gold coins were sold as bullion coins without Value Added Tax from a number of retailers. ThesGovernment proposale retailers, such as Goldsource, K.A Rasmussen, Realverdier and Tavex, to mention a few, were on their web-sites pushing a special sales pitch; the “no VAT on bullion coins” to potential customers.
Outside Customs' Competence
Customs pointed out to me that the question about Value Added Tax that are to be paid when commodities are sold inside the borders of Norway, is outside Customs’ competence. Consequently, they do not want to comment on this issue. This is another nice piece of Newspeak. Customs must know (I presume) that VAT are expected to be paid when commodities are imported to Norway and passed down the line to the consumer.
The Truth is Hidden in Red Tape
Postings on Importing Bullion Coins to Norway