Any way to escape paying tax & custom with dropshipping?

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jaruphons
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31 Oct 07 02:08:04 am
Hi all,

Has anyone tried to use the dropshipping service and was able to get away from paying Tax & custom? It might sound silly but i did tried once by buying a stuff and direct the item to be delivered to my address. However, I then received a letter from the custom department asking me to pay GST (or VAT in some other countries) plus Custom Tax.
I know that evading Tax should not exist in any countries but surely that everyone would have a thought of this.

Thx for all your comments.

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ashawed
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1 Nov 07 12:18:56 pm
hi in australia it is legal to import to the value of $1000.00 without paying customs or gst
i have dropshipped many items over that amount without being stung for gst and customs

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chenxianjie
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1 Nov 07 03:22:45 pm
hi in australia it is legal to import to the value of $1000.00 without paying customs or gst
i have dropshipped many items over that amount without being stung for gst and customs

do you mean any prodcuts with the value under 1000AU?
i do not think it could be used on the brand name prodcuts.

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jaruphons
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3 Nov 07 12:14:07 am
The time that I tried was PS3. Not too sure which particular items are subject to custom tax. Luckily I first tried the item to be shipped to my address. Otherwise my customers would be wondering why they get a letter from the custom department requiring to pay GST and Custom tax!!

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mylala
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3 Nov 07 06:16:10 am
Hi Jaruphons,
As far as I know, in New Zealand any goods under $400 value is duty free, after that value you must pay your dues. Find out the charges and incorporate them in your selling price.You will find that different items incur different percentages e.g Clothing I think is 15% plus 12.5% GST.Good Luck

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chenxianjie
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3 Nov 07 06:48:52 am
maybe its the brand name prodcut problem.
is it legit to import goods in NZ?

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ashawed
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1 May 08 10:26:27 pm
in australia if the value of the item is under $1000.00 and the same product is not manufactured any where in australia whether it be brand name or not you will not pay customs or gst
this was confirmed by my customs broker

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ehut555
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29 Aug 10 02:22:16 am
Hi,
Is it under $1000 per item or order total?
My retail prices will be low, so I don't think I'll be getting $1000 one off orders, but is there any volume restriction for dropshipping from US through Australian customs? Eg: if the Australian company that is managing the dropship is noticed by customs as a regular trader?
Also, what kind of delays does customs cause for dropshipping?
Thanks

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william232
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17 Dec 10 09:19:27 pm
yea i ordered adobe cs5 web preium which was 1200 nzd and when the courier people got it in the country they rang me to pay tax on it of $35 dollars

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