Questions tagged [import-taxes]

A tax collected on imports and some exports by the customs authorities of a country.

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Customs duties on antique books and maps imported as gifts from US to Germany

I am a German citizen and US resident (Green Card holder) and will be traveling from the US to Germany later this year to celebrate my parents' birthdays (both "big" birthdays). I will be ...
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Moving to UK. Do I have to declare my electronics in the airport? [migrated]

I am moving to London indefinitely for a new job. On my arrival (by flight) I will be carrying my iphone, ipad, laptop, possibly a few everyday electronics. According to this gov.uk website I need to ...
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Flying back to EU with electronic devices without being able to prove I already paid VAT and import taxes

I'm a French resident. In 2019 I bought online a $200 laptop coming from Hong-Kong. It was sold by the merchant without VAT and sent by DHL. I remember very well I had to pay around 55 euros in VAT + ...
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Travelling from the US to UK with a company computer bought in the US - do I pay VAT at UK border?

I live in the UK as a UK national, and the US based company that I work for has bought me a computer in the USA to use for my work with them. I'm travelling to the US from the UK for business and to ...
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Selling an imported second hand motorcycle in Pakistan

I'm planning a motorcycle road trip from Thailand to Pakistan for next year, buying the bike in Thailand and then selling it in Pakistan when the trip is done, however my Pakistani friend mentioned ...
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Importing bicycle to the US?

I am thinking about importing a used bike into the US and wondering if I would have to pay import tax (and what the rate would be). I live in the US and a bike that I had there got stolen some time ...
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Bringing used computers/phones from USA to Romania as gifts

I want to bring two of my old MacBook Air laptops as gifts for my friend's kids. The laptops are from 2012 and 2015. Looking on used computer websites, they seem to be worth about $200 to $300 each. I ...
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Netherlands import fee refund when leaving country with stuff

I have bought a laptop from the US. They sent me the laptop to my address in the Netherlands by UPS. Before delivering the laptop, UPS asked me to pay 380 Euros for the Import fee. I am a businessman ...
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Paying tax when traveling home to the EU with UK bought goods and gifts after Brexit?

When travel opens up after COVID 19 we are going to experience travel after Brexit and the adjustment period for the first time. In my case it will be to the Netherlands, but I might travel via France ...
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Should I pay for importing my iPhone in the UK?

Until now when arriving from EU to the UK I was walking green corridors and life was good. Now gov.uk website says this (https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/arriving-in-Great-Britain): You can bring ...
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UK tax on an amber painting coming from abroad

Unsure if this is in the right section of Stack Exchange but, I have a family member coming to the UK (from outside of the EU) in the near immediate future. They will be bringing a painting with them ...
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Customs Duty on Bringing 2 Laptops from US to India

I have an old laptop which I carried from India to the US & has an export certificate with it(so it's duty-free). Can I buy the laptop in the US and bring both the laptops, duty-free into India?
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Buying goods online from Canada to EU is VAT free? [closed]

I read that Canada and EU now have a free trade agreement. Does this mean that as a private person, if I order some goods online, like a laptop, or a TV, or anything will be VAT free if it comes to ...
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Can we avoid paying import duty for a work laptop temporarily shipped to India via DHL?

My girlfriend is an Indian national who has been living in the UK for more than 10 years and now has Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. Just recently, her mom in India became ill and she ...
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Traveling to UK and have laptop gift for partner. Will I have to pay any import taxes?

I am traveling to the UK from the US. Just wondering if I can take a laptop for my partner as a gift without having to declare it. I will have my own laptop in my backpack. The gift will not be boxed. ...
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Documents to import a PC from Ukraine to the US for personal use [closed]

I want to import my PC from Ukraine to the US. I'm a student here on a F-1 visa. It is around 3-4 years old, and the total cost of all components (used) is around $1000 (+- $100). I want it to get ...
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Importing a bike from India to Bangladesh [closed]

Is it possible to buy a brand new bike from India and bring into Bangladesh? If it is possible, how much are the custom charges likely to be?
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Why do airlines usually ask you how much purchase you have made?

It has been a while since I have been on an aircraft so I will try to remember this from memory. I live in Canada. Occasionally when I fly back from USA to Canada, the airline (Air Canada, United ...
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Considering shopping for PC parts for my personal rig in Hong Kong. I would like to know about Indian import taxes [duplicate]

I found out there is 36.05% (Basic Customs duty @ 35% + Education Cess @3%) on the value of dutiable goods that is in excess of the Duty Free Allowance of 50000 rupee, according to 2016 Indian baggage ...
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Travel out of Australia with 3 Android tablets

I am not an Australian citizen, but I am visiting Brisbane and plan to fly back to my country with 3 Android Tablets for three of my children. Total cost of items approximately $300 Will I be ...
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Carry Diamond earrings from India to US [duplicate]

I got a pair of diamond earrings(worth $1600) for my wife while in India. My question is can I bring it back with me to the US as my personal possession or do I have to declare it at the customs? ...
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VAT/Customs when receiving an item from the US in another EU country (on holiday)

I'm a resident of Denmark travelling to the UK for a holiday. Here, I will be receiving an item bought online in the US. FedEx has applied the UK VAT of approx 800 USD, whereas the VAT in Denmark ...
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Transit in Istanbul

I travelled from Philippines to UK transit in Istanbul. I bought some diamonds in Philippines properly declared with customs to bring out and will pay VAT in UK. Q: Do I need to declare in Istanbul ...
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Will Customs in India figure out that I have two laptops? [duplicate]

I am going back to India soon from the US. Can I take a laptop in my carry-on luggage and another laptop in my checked baggage, so that I don't have to pay customs duty for either of the laptops? Will ...
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How much marmelade can I bring into the US?

I want to bring homemade berry marmelade in little glass jars with me to the US from Europe as gifts for friends. I have found the following site on importing foods into the US https://help.cbp.gov/...
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Will I have to pay customs duties on items I'm bringing back to Germany?

I'm a German citizen. Sometimes I travel to other countries (possibly outside of the EU) to attend events (e.g. concerts). I tend to bring merchandise of the performing groups with me when I travel. ...
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US Citizen living abroad, moving some personal/wife's stuff with out her presence

I am a US citizen living abroad after recently marrying a foreign national. My wife and I intend to move back to the USA after her green card is issued. I am preparing to take a trip back myself soon ...
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Taking my 2 month old bicycle from the US to India on plane as checked luggage. Do I have to pay import duty when I land in India?

I am an Indian citizen. Also, I will be taking my bicycle with me back to the US in August. The price of the bike is around $1600 and it isn't sold in India.
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Am I banned from flying from Hamburg Airport for not paying custom duties?

I live in Netherlands. Last summer I flew from outside of Europe to Hamburg, Germany. Upon my arrival I had two boxes of cigarettes in my suitcase. The custom officer confiscated one of the boxes and ...
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Duty for importing a ring from Slovenia into USA [closed]

I am a US citizen living abroad in Germany. I have purchased a ring online from Etsy and am traveling back to the US soon to propose to my girlfriend. The ring was paid for in USD (between 2500-3000), ...
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Canada Import Duty on Alcohol

I'm going to Japan for a few weeks, and since I don't go to Japan super often (last time was 2 years ago) I was thinking of bringing back some Japanese alcohol that I can't get in Canada. I know I ...
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Can I ship a laptop to people in Canada and pick it up off them in Ireland?

I'm a Canadian citizen currently studying abroad in the United Kingdom. My laptop recently broke and I need to buy a new one. The specific model I want does not ship to the UK. It is however, easy to ...
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American citizen, Macbook was stolen and need to get a new one

My Macbook was stolen last week. I need a new one for work, but I am currently stuck in France until May 8th for my flight back to the US. It seems to me that I have two options, both with major ...
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USA Customs duty: multiple small packges vs one large package [closed]

When shipping (by an international courier company) to the US items purchased abroad, is there any difference in the US customs duty, between sending the items in multiple small packages versus one ...
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Will I owe customs duty on my Xbox one x while visiting Israel?

I am planning on bringing my Xbox one x with me on my (touristic) visit to Israel, but I’m afraid of the duty which may be imposed on it. From what I heard I could have to pay up to 148% of the price ...
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In a trip through many countries, might I pay duty several times on things I bought in the first country?

I have a question re shopping/customs at each entry on a multi stopover trip. Itinerary: - Australia to China (5 days) - China to India (5 days) - India to Australia ( Connecting flights via China ...
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Can I take a laptop into Japan?

I will be flying from Australia to Tokyo in a few weeks time and was wondering whether I am allowed to take my laptop there?
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If I take two laptops to Israel will I need to pay customs tax on one of them?

I'm going from the UK to Israel soon for a visit. I'm taking my laptop with me, but also want to take a laptop that a sibling living in Israel is ordering to arrive here. Will this be an issue with ...
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Import goods from America to Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I'm planning to go to the United States in February and I was going to buy computer parts there and bring them here, because the prices of parts are so expensive here. I read a ...
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What custom fees will a Canadian citizen pay on jewellery they bring into Canada? [closed]

I have a few questions, please: Is it possible to pay custom fees on the spot upon arrival in Canada? If the goods are related to a small jewellery business, how do you estimate the associated fees? ...
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Migrating to Australia with a *lot* of alcohol [closed]

I'm a bit of a hobbyist cocktail mixer, and as such I have a nicely stocked bar at home. In a couple of weeks, I will be migrating to Australia (from The Netherlands, if it matters), and I'm trying to ...
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Bringing back new items to USA from Canada

I am a dual USA/Canada citizen, and I recently travelled to Canada by car, from USA, and in my car I had 2 laptops valued at $650 each. I declared them at the border and everything was fine. My ...
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Canadian import duties for a non-resident

I am a UK resident, and will be traveling to Toronto, Ontario in a couple weeks. I have ordered a laptop from a US company who state: International orders ship via UPS. Generally, shipments are ...
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Travelling with expensive jewelries gift from my princess employer

Im worried because one of my relative from philippines told me i cant go home with this expensive jewelries that my employer gave me because she love that i work good for her. She told me that ...
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Bring 200 boxes of slimming coffee to the US

Can I bring boxes of green slimming coffee to my relatives in the USA? Around 200 boxes of green coffee each containing 7 sachets. They are BFAD approved in the Philippines and in Dubai. This is ...
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Can I bring snake wine from Vietnam to Europe?

update I could smuggle two small bottles in my big suitcase. The rice alcohol with a snake in it is being sold in most souvenir shops, I finally bought it today on my last day in Vietnam because it’s ...
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2 laptops (1 professional and 1 personal ) and 1 iPad [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to India (Delhi airport) from the United States. I want to take my 2 laptops (1 personal and 1 professional) as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take 3 gadgets in my ...
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Stopover in Dubai and import laws

A few friends and I are travelling from Ireland to Japan in a month and we have a 4-hour stopover in Dubai both ways (flights are all with Emirates). According to the Dubai Customs website "Original ...
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Do I have to pay import duties for electronics bought in duty free shop on my arrival to other country?

I'm a citizen of east European country. I'm going to visit Dubai. I plan to buy some electronics at Dubai duty free stores on my arrival to Dubai. Will I have to pay duties for electronics I buy ...
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How do Customs determine the value of imported items from the US to the EU?

Every passenger arriving from outside the EU has a €430 duty-free allowance for imported goods. How is the value of an object determined? E.g., if I buy an iPad in the US that costs €400, but the ...
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