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Residence, Domicile and Remittance Basis Manual

Remittance Basis: Appendices: Appendix 3 - Works of Art, Collectors' items and Antiques, as referred to in points (2), (3) and (4) of article 311(1)


Works of art

  1. Pictures, collages and similar decorative plaques, paintings and drawings, executed entirely by hand by the artist, other than plans and drawings for architectural, engineering, industrial, commercial, topographical or similar purposes, hand-decorated manufactured articles, theatrical scenery, studio back cloths or the like of painted canvas (CN code 9701);
  2. Original engravings, prints and lithographs, being impressions produced in limited numbers directly in black and white or in colour of one or of several plates executed entirely by hand by the artist, irrespective of the process or of the material employed, but not including any mechanical or photomechanical process (CN code 9702 00 00);
  3. Original sculptures and statuary, in any material, provided that they are executed entirely by the artist; sculpture casts the production of which is limited to eight copies and supervised by the artist or his successors in title (CN code 9703 00 00); on an exceptional basis, in cases determined by the Member States, the limit of eight copies may be exceeded for statuary casts produced before 1 January 1989;
  4. Tapestries (CN code 5805 00 00) and wall textiles (CN code 6304 00 00) made by hand from original designs provided by artists, provided that there are not more than eight copies of each;
  5. Individual pieces of ceramics executed entirely by the artist and signed by him;
  6. Enamels on copper, executed entirely by hand, limited to eight numbered copies bearing the signature of the artist or the studio, excluding articles of jewellery and goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’ wares;
  7. Photographs taken by the artist, printed by him or under his supervision, signed and numbered and limited to 30 copies, all sizes and mounts included.


Collectors’ items

  1. Postage or revenue stamps, postmarks, first-day covers, pre-stamped stationery and the like, used, or if unused not current and not intended to be current (CN code 9704 00 00);
  2. Collections and collectors’ pieces of zoological, botanical, mineralogical, anatomical, historical, archaeological, Pala ontological, ethnographic or numismatic interest (CN code 9705 00 00).



Goods, other than works of art or collectors’ items which are more than 100 years old (CN code 9706 00 00).