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    Default shipping personal stuff from US must pay gst?

    hi people,

    I am trying to get my brother ship some personal stuff back from US and the stuff is valued like around USD1000. If I want to buy shipping insurance must I pay 7% gst upon the package arrival even if the stuff is not necessarily new?

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    Default Re: shipping personal stuff from US must pay gst?

    Quote Originally Posted by pisduck View Post
    hi people,

    I am trying to get my brother ship some personal stuff back from US and the stuff is valued like around USD1000. If I want to buy shipping insurance must I pay 7% gst upon the package arrival even if the stuff is not necessarily new?

    Actually u don't have to pay GST, it's consider as personal effects? or something like that .... I shipped back 13 boxes and wasn't tax a single cent... though that was pre GST days... :P

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    Default Re: shipping personal stuff from US must pay gst?

    well, label as gift? technically it is a 'gift' from your brother, not a commercial transaction.

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    Default Re: shipping personal stuff from US must pay gst?

    If I'm not mistaken, as long as item value exceeds SGD500 (incl. shipping costs) you have to pay GST.

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    gifts they will still make u pay tax. label as personal items and it'll go thru duty free.

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    Default Re: shipping personal stuff from US must pay gst?

    ever shipped back from Aus thru courier, no GST paid.
    I don't see why US will need to pay GST
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    did you guys buy insurance for the package? I afraid that once I buy insurance, I have to declare the worth of the package and singapore side with just slap on the gst once they see is above SGD400.

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    Default Re: shipping personal stuff from US must pay gst?

    Quote Originally Posted by pisduck View Post
    did you guys buy insurance for the package? I afraid that once I buy insurance, I have to declare the worth of the package and singapore side with just slap on the gst once they see is above SGD400.
    I did get insurance for mine. I don't think there would any GST if u declared it as personal effects.

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