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    Question How to pay import tax?

    Hi,

    What happens when EMS package arrives to Singapore and its cost is >$400? Do I need to collect it somewhere or pay taxes by cash upon delivery or ...?


    Thanks.

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    If I remember correctly you can pay by cash.. don't worry..

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    You don't pay up they won't give you the package. Mai kan cheong... they will contact you... you want to run also cannot run away one...

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    Some send you the bill later (UPS).
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    Fedex also sent me a bill later which I paid online..

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    Default Re: How to pay import tax?

    they will tell you how to pay and when to pay, if you don't pay, you will kiss your package goodbye.


    ehh... sound like paying ransom right?
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    DHL and SingPost have been "no pay GST, no package".

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    Default Re: How to pay import tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    they will tell you how to pay and when to pay, if you don't pay, you will kiss your package goodbye.


    ehh... sound like paying ransom right?

    The point of tax system My main concern was that they could ask to take some long path like "fill these 5 forms, pay Tuesday evening at ShadyBankInc. and then, in two weeks you can come to Admiralty MRT for collection".

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    You don't pay up they won't give you the package. Mai kan cheong... they will contact you... you want to run also cannot run away one...
    They will release the package to you if you tell them it contains the medication for the life-threatening illness you have.

    Tell them that they will be responsible for your death if they don't deliver it to your doorsteps within an hour.

    Let me know if this doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artaman View Post
    The point of tax system My main concern was that they could ask to take some long path like "fill these 5 forms, pay Tuesday evening at ShadyBankInc. and then, in two weeks you can come to Admiralty MRT for collection".
    no form to fill, deal in cash only, one hand give money, one hand hand the goods
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    ....one hand give money, one hand hand the goods
    As in all transactions in Orchard Towers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    As in all transactions in Orchard Towers?
    No, Back lane of Marne Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artaman View Post
    Hi,

    What happens when EMS package arrives to Singapore and its cost is >$400? Do I need to collect it somewhere or pay taxes by cash upon delivery or ...?

    Thanks.
    Don't worry abt paying. We have the best tax payment system in the world, that is so efficient in collecting your money, and allowing no excuses for u not to pay.

    No scared no scared. They only scared you have no money to pay only.

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    I kana before FedEx and they charge me almost $20 admin fee on top of the 7% GST. I purchase less then $400 but they include the shipping fee so it exceed $400 and I kana 7% GST. I think I paid cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airfins View Post
    I kana before FedEx and they charge me almost $20 admin fee on top of the 7% GST. I purchase less then $400 but they include the shipping fee so it exceed $400 and I kana 7% GST. I think I paid cash.
    That's the tax regulation: if the purchase value + shipping exceeds $400 then GST has to be paid. Nothing that Fedex just made up.
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