New Zealand Import Tax

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mckeownbm
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19 Sep 08 06:15:44 am
Hi all,

I am just wondering whether anyone knows roughly the maximum value of items that can be imported into New Zealand without incurring any taxes? The customs website is not very clear on this.

Thanks for your help in advance:)

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fudjj
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19 Sep 08 07:02:35 am
It's about 1000 in Aus, and I would imagine it being close, but I would just give them a quick call to confirm the exact amount if the info is a little obscure on the site.


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natalienz
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19 Sep 08 08:57:05 am
I think its $500. Check out the free downloads salehoo has on shipping I think that tells you.

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mckeownbm
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19 Sep 08 10:49:12 pm
Thanks for both of your replies:) I will check the shipping download then call Customs if it's still unclear.

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mckeownbm
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19 Sep 08 10:57:03 pm
Just checked the Salehoo Bonus Shipping Guide, it does say $500 for NZ and $1000 for AUS. I really should have checked that before posting but no worries.

Thanks for your help!

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natalienz
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19 Sep 08 11:46:40 pm
No problem, also check out Link hidden: Login to view
this is more detailed and outlines other taxes you might have to pay especially when importing domestically produced items :)

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mckeownbm
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21 Sep 08 05:18:22 am
Cheers - this one states that goods which attract only GST can be imported to a maximum value of $399 inc. freight before the 'revenue collection threshold is crossed.' However the threshold for clothing, footwear and other dutiable goods is much lower.

At the moment I am only looking to import small amounts at a time so hopefully this won't be a problem.

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dli
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30 Sep 08 07:46:19 pm
yeah its around $500.

I imported around $2,000 worth of goods once and was charge about $250, but have never been charged more than that.

My mum imports too and she keeps hers under $500 every order, she's never been charged a cent.

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mckeownbm
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1 Oct 08 12:25:50 am
Ohk - thanks for your information. I am currently importing clothes but am keeping the total value of each shipment very low due to the threshold for domestically produced items being less than $500.

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edmax100
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20 Feb 09 01:02:52 am
Hi, I just wonder where do you get the info about NZ$ 500? I checked at the customs website and it states NZ$50? Please help clarify this issue. Thanks

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speczero
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20 Feb 09 06:32:57 am
Th $50 thing is gst, they only charge gst if the gst is more than $50

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speczero
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20 Feb 09 06:33:56 am
Pretty much anything under $499 is sweet and you will not have any problems

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edmax100
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20 Feb 09 06:50:01 am
Pretty much anything under $499 is sweet and you will not have any problems


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