Duty , Tax , Vat In Different Country
Posted 08 February 2005 - 07:59 PM
Anyway, the price and tax all depends on the exchange rate as to how much US$ you bring in.
It has ranged between 50 cents in the dollar to 78 cents in the dollar over the past two years, so when our dollar value was low I had to pay, but when it was higher, I didn't have to pay (for items around US$250.00)
But I agree - it's still cheaper to buy them from the US (but not necessarily the UK).
Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:03 AM
In actual fact the duty concession has only increased on the goods that you carry with you into the country.
All the rates etc are explained on the Aust customs Website: customs.gov.au
Basically anything over $250 and you start paying especially if they don't come via the normal mail system ie freight company's like harrods use. I haven't paid on anything I have bought via post from the usa, only on stuff I've bought from harrods.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 04:28 PM
Strange, but true.
Anyway, if you buy the goods direct, then you don't get charged the VAT and then get charged the duty here . . . . it all works out similar, doesn't it?
Again - it's the exchange rate, I reckon!
Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:08 PM
Sorry, Sandra, but I thought if you bought from Harrods and you were overseas you didn't pay VAT!
Am I wrong?????
Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:19 PM
(I am calling your tax the VAT and our tax the duty). Sorry for the confusion.
Clear as mud now?
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