Questions tagged [taxes]

Levies raised by governments and agencies as they relate to travel. Do not use for questions about duties imposed on crossing borders, for which there is the customs-and-immigration tag.

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Passing 150 grams of gold in the customs in a EU country without receipt

I was given around 150 grams of gold (none of them are jewellery) as a gift for my wedding. Therefore, I don't have any receipt. I wonder if this is problem. How can they check the real value of it in ...
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Can I carry gold with me from Turkey to Spain without paying taxes?

I am planning to carry less then 200 grams of gold with me in a flight from Turkey to Madrid. I wonder if this is okay and if I have to pay some taxes.
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When taking the ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, Korea, how much will I need in cash-only fees?

Seven years ago I took ferries between Japan and Korea about six times, and I'm looking at taking the ferry again. I seem to recall that even when paying for the ferry ticket in cash that there is ...
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Importing decorated bottles of alcohol to the USA

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am planning to buy bottles of sparkling wine, decorate them (to the point where it won't be possible to read the label anymore) and cross the border to the ...
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Do I need to pay a fee or a tax at the airport when I leave Malaysia to go to Australia? [duplicate]

Do I need to pay a fee or tax at the airport when leaving Malaysia to Australia?
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Paid for article while in US on F-1 visa? [closed]

I am an international Ph.D. student in the US and am planning to write an article for a US-based magazine. I'm doing this to increase my presence and build a relationship with this publisher. They ...
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Will applying for ITIN can have bad consequences on my future US visa applications?

I am an entrepreneur running a startup in my home country. I came to USA on B1 visa and have recently registered a Delaware LLC company and got EIN. Now I need ITIN to open bank account for business. ...
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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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Buying smartphone in US and bringing back to Canada

https://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs/bringing-to-canada/personal-exemptions-mini-guide Does this mean that if I buy an iPhone X in the US and bring it back to Canada, I would have to pay Canadian ...
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Can I buy in Japan expensive thing and transfer it to third party country through South Korea without paying taxes in Korea?

I want to travel (Russia -> Japan -> South Korea -> Russia). I want to buy a laptop in Japan ($4300). Should I pay taxes on South Korea border when I will enter/leave country?
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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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India: GST tax invoice received after booking a plane ticket. Do I have to pay more?

I booked a flight in India with Go Indigo. I booked it online, from Canada. A few weeks later I got an email with a tax invoice that says that the "taxable amount" is 123 Rupees. I don't understand ...
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Will I have to pay duty for property that I will take back to country of purchase? [closed]

I'm currently studying in Switzerland but in a few months I will return to Germany. After spending half a year in Germany, I'll switch back to Switzerland for a very long stay. Basically: 4 months ...
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Does a visitor to someone already staying in a hotel have to pay the city tax?

Imagine person A is staying in a hotel in Paris for a month. During this month, a friend, person B, comes to visit person A for 10 days and stays in the room A is staying in. The hotel is fully aware ...
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Can I work remotely for my US employer while on a Tier 4 visa in the UK? [closed]

I’m an American, and I’m going to the UK on a tier 4 student visa. Under this visa, I’m allowed to work 20 hours/week with a UK employer. I must file taxes in both the US and the UK each year that I ...
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What additional costs can I expect when visiting a restaurant in the US where service is included?

I am going to a Michelin three-star restaurant in New York City this fall. On their website, it says that for the fixed-price tasting menu, both the course menu and the beverage pairing are ”inclusive ...
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Does Japan charge an extra departure tax if you depart from a different airport than your arrival?

I'm a Turkish citizen. I'm planning to visit Korea and Japan in 2018 with tourist visa. My most likely route will be Seoul - Osaka- Tokyo - Istanbul. I was told by the airline company that if I leave ...
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Why is the required amount for EU VAT refund so high and it must come from a single shop? [closed]

EU VAT is so expensive averaging about 20%. However, there is a huge barrier to refund the tax. Take Portugal as an example, the minimum amount required is EUR 61.35 (23% VAT) from a single store! ...
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Do I need to pay charges / taxes to drive in London on the weekend?

I live outside London (but inside the M25). And I'm thinking of attending a course whose classes are in the city. I do have a car and I usually drive. Because of work, I think if they do classes on ...
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Do I have to pay VAT on rental car repairs that were covered by insurance?

I rented a car from Sixt in Italy, and it received a minor scratch while parked on a street. The rental car insurance provided by my credit card (MasterCard) covered the damage, but per their policy, ...
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Import tax for a product coming from EU and arriving in US

My friend is visiting Germany for some time. During the stay her notebook broke so she got a new one as a present from someone else in Germany. The receipt shows that about ~1200€ (roughly $1500) were ...
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UK VAT refund: apply for refund directly and not through agents like GlobalBlue?

Is there a way to claim a UK VAT refund directly and not through agents like GlobalBlue? What do these agents do that they take a massive cut from VAT refunds, for example a £1000 purchase has £166.67 ...
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How have I paid 7 lots of APD (Air Passenger Duty) for five passengers?

This summer, my wife, three kids (all under 12) and I all flew with EasyJet from Gatwick to Paris CDG, and then from Nice back to Gatwick a week later. Whilst looking at my receipt, I noticed the ...
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Albania traffic requirements

Is it required to pay a vignette (road tax) in Albania, just like in Bulgaria and Romania?
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Bringing USED iMacs into the UK from the USA

I have two iMacs, which are well used and five years old. Am I allowed to bring them into the UK for free, given their age, or do I have to pay VAT or something else at the border at Heathrow?
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Mexican entry tax overland from Belize

I arrived to Mexico from Belize yesterday. We travelled overland and arrived at the immigration area (subteniente López I believe). After a long queue to the migration official, he insisted we had to ...
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Can I take legal action against a booking agency refusing to refund airport taxes? [closed]

My friend went to Tokyo earlier this year, booking through getaflight.co.uk However, due to an emergency, he wasn't able to use the second leg of his return trip - as such he is legally entitled to a ...
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Can you get a refund of “additional charges” in addition to taxes?

My friend had a booking with Alitalia from London to Tokyo involving (due to pricing) a Milan-London leg on the return that he's not going to use. I know the taxes for the unused leg (GBP 22) can be ...
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Hotel charging 21% VAT in Argentina?

I had the idea that foreign visitors are exempt from this tax when they pay with a foreign credit card, still my hotel manager insists I need to pay this tax. Since there is a language barrier between ...
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Getting a “Número de Identidad de Extranjero” (NIE number) for a 10-day trip in Spain

I plan to go to Spain for 10 days and drive around. I read on http://www.speedingeurope.com/spain/ (mirror) that speed tickets are half cheaper if one has a Número de Identidad de Extranjero (...
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How can I obtain my time in USA information for tax purposes?

I am a US citizen living abroad. They no longer stamp your passport when coming and going from the US and I need to know the dates I was in country for taxes. Is there a way to find out this ...
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Traveling to Baja California, Mexico, what are the immigration/departure taxes?

Traveling on a National Geographic trip from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Baja California, Mexico. I have never paid immigration taxes or departure taxes when flying to and from Mexico. ...
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Sales tax rate for hotel in Washington DC

Is it normal to have a 14 % tax rate in a hotel in Washington DC ? If so, why this is not mentioned and/or included in the price directly on booking ? PS: this is my first time in the USA.
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When booking a cruise, how can I find a list of all the port fees in advance?

Some cruise sellers say "port fees extra." Sometimes those charges are more than the full retail cost, similar to marketing strategies that advertise a low product price paired with exorbitant "...
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Global Blue with D visa (Netherlands): possible?

Enviroment: I have D visa which issued by Netherlands, but my plans had changed, I'm not gonna apply for mvv anymore. I'm Russian residental, but not going to stay there much and soon leaving for ...
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Paying tax at dutyfree shop?

Recently (Oct 2016) I flew from New York JFK to Brussels. While at JFK I bought a lipstick at the duty free shop. The lady saw my boarding pass and said that since I was flying to Belgium I had to pay ...
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Are alcoholic beverages more expensive at night in Japan (in bars)?

I just went to a bar in Tokyo and asked for two beers (¥700 each). When we asked for the bill, the waitress charged us ¥2400. When I pointed out the error, she said something about taxes in Japan. Is ...
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Is it possible to get VAT Refund with the D-Type Visa when leaving Slovenia?

I am currently an Erasmus internship student in Slovenia. I am planning to use tax free here. My visa is D-Type (103 days, MLT). I am leaving after 1 month. Is it possible ?
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Can I drive my British car in the Netherlands using my Dutch drivers license as a UK resident?

A friend of mine got fined for "belastingontduiking" (tax evasion) driving in NL with a BE car, owned by his parents who live across the border, in Belgium, 5 km away from him. This resulted in this ...
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Sales and service tax in Perú?

IGV (VAT or IVA in other countries) in Perú is 18%, but Peru Adventure Tours says that ten percent more is added for hotels and restaurants. My receipts suggest that restaurants also charge 18%. Is ...
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NYC - Are advertised metrocard and tourist attraction ticket prices inclusive of tax?

I'm from the UK where tax is included in most advertised prices. I gather things are very different in the USA. I'm visiting New York City next week, and am looking at the cost of a MetroCard and ...
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Asking for VAT refund on online purchases in Europe [closed]

I want to buy some goods (around 700 pounds worth - a camera, a gpu and an ssd) from Amazon UK. As I am living in Europe right now (residence in Ireland) is it possible to ask for a VAT refund, even ...
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Missed flight USA airport tax refund?

Are airlines in the US legally obligated to refund any airport tax charged if a seat was not used? In particular I am thinking of a flight with Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale to Boston which ...
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Pay 16% tax at hotels for tourists?

As a tourist in Colombia, do I need to pay the 16% hotel tax? If not, how do I get this money back?
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I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the VWP. Can I work remotely and will I have to pay US Taxes? [duplicate]

I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). I already read that some immigration officers might make problems here due to the ...
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Road taxes between Sofia and Berlin

me and my sis are trying to plan a road trip from Sofia, Bulgaria to Berlin, Germany. My question is does anyone know what are the road taxes at Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech republic and Germany ...
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Exit Tax When Exiting Panama by Foot?

In December 2015 I plan to go do Panama then go back into Costa Rica probably by foot, meaning taking a bus or boat on both sides of the border then crossing by foot. I heard there is a $40 exit tax ...
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Is it true that electronics such as laptop computers are tax free in Cambodia?

I've heard or read that electronics, computers etc do not carry any tax in Cambodia, making it a very cheap place to purchase such things. I'm in Cambodia now but in a small village and with almost ...
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Giving details to Airbnb host

I booked a property through Airbnb in Budapest. I checked the whole listing for any specific requirements and duly asked the host for it. He said none. But when I reached there he asked me to provide ...
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Bringing brand new iPad and tablet

I planning to buy brand new iPad and tablet from the UK as I live here to take to Thailand for my cousin and my grandchild. Do I need to pay for custom tax?