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Do vouchers for the Java SE 7 Programmer I 1Z0-803 pay VAT ?

Myke Enriq
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Joined: Feb 13, 2012
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Yesterday I tried to register with PearsonVUE to take the 1Z0-803 exam.

However , the exam costs 300$ (a huge sum for my country , a 4 person family can eat for 2 months with 300$) , and the VAT tax (25% in my country) makes the total cost to 375$.

This is very expensive for me , I am seriously considering giving it up.


Anyway , if I buy the voucher from Oracle , then when I register with PearsonVUE for this exam , will I still be required to pay the 75$ VAT ?
Can anyone please tell me that.

I also noticed that PearsonVUE has a section where you can input a discount code (just below the one where you input the voucher). How can I get a discount code , does anyone know this ?

Thank you for any reply , I appreciate any information you can give me regarding these issues.
meeta gaur
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Do job, earn money,write exam.


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Myke Enriq
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Please tell me if I will pay VAT on PearsonVUE if I buy the 300$ voucher form Oracle. The 75$ VAT is a lot of money for me.
Akhilesh Trivedi
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meeta gaur wrote:Do job, earn money,write exam.

Sometimes you get a job after writing the exam.


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Myke Enriq
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Akhilesh Trivedi wrote:
meeta gaur wrote:Do job, earn money,write exam.

Sometimes you get a job after writing the exam.


I do agree with user meeta gaur. His atitude is the best , get a job and work hard to earn this certification is by far the path to success.

And I realise that I complained too much about the price. I mean even if it is expensive , it is valuable enough to be worth 300$.

I do however wonder if I could skip paying 25% VAT tax , did anyone buy the Oracle voucher and can tell me if he was also required to pay VAT for his exam ?
Jesper de Jong
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Myke, I don't know the answer to your question, but for example here in the Netherlands, and I guess it's the same in other countries, you always have to pay VAT, but if a company pays, they can deduct the VAT.

If you're paying for the exam as a private person, then you most likely cannot deduct the VAT. If you want to be sure, call Oracle Education in your country and ask them.


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Janis Berzins
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After trying various locations on PearsonVUE site I found out that in some countries the cost of the exam is only $150 and there is no need to pay VAT. The countries are: Russia, Belarus, India. It's very likely there a quite a few more, but I did not check further.
I live in Latvia, the cost of the exam here is $300+$63 vat and I plan to go to Minsk,Belarus to take exam there. Of course- I will need to pay for visa and transportation, but it's still way cheaper.

Myke, in what country do you live? Maybe the exam in neighbor country is cheaper?
 
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