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Customs-workaround?!

Discussion in 'General' started by bixie_62, 22 May 2007.

  1. bixie_62

    bixie_62 Active Member

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    hey all

    I've bought a laptop from a dude in canada.

    What does he have to put on the customs declaration so i dont have to pay any taxes on it?

    mark as gift, and whats the highest value that can be put on it?

    thanx

    (didnt know where else to post this. if this is inappropriate, mods feel free to delete. you will anyway.lol)
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF New Member

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    iirc £36 is the gift threshold.
    So, either you get him to declare £36 value & not be able to insure it for more for carriage or you insure it for it's value in which case customs will probably want their lb of flesh.
     
  3. nicotine

    nicotine New Member

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    Hire Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon to move the goods for you. Or you could hire Malcolm Reynolds and the Serenity to move the goods for you.

    ...Yes I'm a nerd.
     
  4. geek1017

    geek1017 New Member

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    if it is sent individually then I'm afraid you'll probably have to pay tax.

    I've had a few items shipped, opened, as part of a larger Care Package from my parents in the US and haven't paid Japanese customs tax
    Though it costs them more to send of course.
     
  5. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    As above, £36 is the limit but you might not want to do that because of the insurance. Customs duty on computers is 0% but you'll have to pay VAT of 17.5% of the value if declared over £36.
     

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