Import Duty and Sales Tax
DO YOU HAVE TO PAY TAX ?
Maybe. It depends on the specific country that is receiving the shipped goods.
Tax is a very complex issue, and varies from one country to another. Some countries are easy to import goods into, and have few restrictions and no taxes. Other countries are incredibly restrictive and have high import taxes.
Please read the following notes for some basic background:
IMPORT DUTY & SALES TAX CHARGED BY YOUR COUNTRY
Depending on the specific country, some Customs offices charge tax on certain types of imported products at certain item quantities and declared values. Customs offices in other countries do not adopt this practice. You are responsible for finding out the situation in your own country.
Whatever goods you order from mychicbag.com, we will ship to you. We will not enforce any rules so it is up to you to make sure that what you are purchasing from us is acceptable to be imported into your country.
Many countries charge two kinds of tax when you import from overseas: sales tax (VAT) and import duty. Generally, these two taxes are not very high and the payable amount of tax is based on the declared value of the goods. Conversely, many countries do not charge any tax on certain types of goods which are small enough.
DECLARED VALUE: PACKET VALUE AFFECTS TAX
Usually, small quantities of goods can be imported more easily. The exact definition of "large quantity" and "small quantity", often defined by a value "threshold", varies from country to country.
The term "ad valorem" in import taxes means that the tax you have to pay is calculated as a percentage of the total value of the goods. Obviously there would be an advantage to declare the value of the goods lower in such cases.
DECLARED CONTENTS: PACKET CONTENTS AFFECT TAX
The category and type of goods you are importing often has an effect on whether you have to pay tax, or how much.