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#411932 - 07/16/11 01:30 PM Customs Duty  
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I will be bringing down some new parts for our golf cart next month. I plan on declaring them. I have the receipt with the cost. Will they use those figures are try to "invent" some of their own.


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#411942 - 07/16/11 04:21 PM Re: Customs Duty [Re: Loansum-Al K]  
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When I've brought stuff they always just use the receipts. Add them up and tell me what it cost. Biggest problem is what something might be classified because that changes the percentage you pay, some stuff is 5% some 35% big difference. everything pays the GST and environment tax.

#411951 - 07/16/11 05:33 PM Re: Customs Duty [Re: Loansum-Al K]  
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If it's produced somewhere other than where you bought it I've known them invent a "freight charge" between the two places and charge duty on that.

Against that, the last time I came in I brought and declared over US$1000 worth of stuff. They (very) briefly inspected it and just waved me through. Nothing to pay. There's no predicting what they'll do, which is perhaps deliberate.

#412222 - 07/20/11 11:08 PM Re: Customs Duty [Re: Loansum-Al K]  
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RE; Freight Charge
I bring down twice a year all supplies to run my business here, I make sure my receipts never show shipping cost. If you had your golf cart parts mailed to you do not show shipping cost on receipt, or freighting cost. They will charge you 30% on that. Other than that at times I have been waived through with 400lbs of art supplies, at other times not. I have never in 10 yrs felt I was ripped of or treated unfairly. I do not however think I should have to pay duty on shipping within the U.S.or to the US from another country. so I omit it.


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