Customs tax on freight - new lesson learned.

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Mad Kiwi
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Customs tax on freight - new lesson learned.

Post by Mad Kiwi » Tue May 31, 2016 10:12 am

Needing new brake pads for Wee1 I ordered some Carbotechs from 949 racing.

As the front and rear pair pads together were over $400.00 NZ and would then get GST charged I paid separately for freight and invoicing so each package would be under the $400.00 threshold.

Despite being seperate invoices AND boxes, Customs in their wisdom have deemed them to be together and charged me for GST. Apparently there has to be at least/more than a week between each package before they won't do that.

Just thought this might help someone else for overseas orders.

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Post by Skilfil » Tue May 31, 2016 12:29 pm

Ouch, they seem to be quite random. Have had people get things in over $400 and not get stung with GST.

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Re: Customs tax on freight - new lesson learned.

Post by quinciniho » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:19 pm

If you get the seller to mark them as warranty replacement items you are exempt from paying duty :)
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