Australian Import Tax Over $1000

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cuzincupitt
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16 Jan 08 02:17:37 pm
hi all,
was just wondering if any fellow aussies know what percentage of tax etc i might pay on items that go over $1'000? import tax customs etc?

cheers in advance[/b:3f892f4c]

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harrysmum
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21 Jan 08 02:31:36 am
Depends on what you are importing for example if you import clothing you are looking at 17.5% import tax PLUS 10% gst. This is what I was advised over the phone by customs. If you keep below $1K for clothing there is no tax payable.

Hope this helps.
Cam

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cuzincupitt
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21 Jan 08 04:34:31 am
cheers for that cam,appreciate it

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rodl
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1 Feb 08 12:42:10 am
Assuming a customer orders an item which costs in excess of $1k from my online store (an item which would normally atract duty) and the item is dropshipped directly to the customer, who is responsible for the import tax and gst?
Can someone plse advise!

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cuzincupitt
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13 Feb 08 12:31:58 am
just a question.just say i buy a tv from america & it costs $900 & postage is $150 will i have to pay import tax on that because the total is over $1k? does postage come into account & add to the total?

cheers

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foxyroxy
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13 Feb 08 11:59:56 am
you should go to:

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postage to Australia is excluded from the customs value

however, inland freight & insurance incurred by the purchaser prior to the goods leaving the 'place of export' are included in the customs value of the goods.

how they work out what is the inland cost & what is the cost to Australia - i have no idea?????

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arainima
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17 Feb 08 08:12:56 am
Hi guys,

You only pay customs duties for the cost of the products you have bought in AUD. So for example, if you were to import clothing, which had costs you $1500AUD, according to Australian Customs, you pay 17.5% of the $1500AUD. This is the FOB quote (normally), you only pay the 10% GST for freight, IF YOU WERE TO USE YOUR FREIGHT ACCOUNT HERE N AUSTRALIA AS IT CARRIES A GST PORTION. If you were to be importing on a CIF agreement with your supplier (Cost, Insurance and Freight), then you just pay for the FOB portion of the CIF. I hope that answers your question.

Scattman

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