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    Default Need to pay tax if we bought lens on oversea website?

    need to know whether is there any tax if we bought camera or lens on oversea website when it delivered to us.thank lot.

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    Default Re: Need to pay tax if we bought lens on oversea website?

    by right yes there is

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    Anything purchased online from overseas in excess of S$400 will be taxed.

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    Think it's more that SDG400 including all shipping and admin charges etc. Below that, no need to pay, but some do slip by.

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    if say no box, just lens and camera? custom dont tax that right?

    with box means new set, likely kana tax if they r hard working and spotted it.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    the sender still need to key in a value when its mailed.

    usually what a lot of people do is go on Hong Kong holiday and then buy and bring back without the boxes.
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    More then $400 gst tax will be charge. If go through major shipping company, they will endorsed and collect the tax as per invoiced.
    Think of concepts and work towards it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    if say no box, just lens and camera? custom dont tax that right?

    with box means new set, likely kana tax if they r hard working and spotted it.
    Nope. Still got tax. They got X-ray mah.

    As mentioned, by mail, they have to declare the value, and that's usually tied into insurance purposes. No use trying to siam tax when the goods are worth thousands of dollars.

    Even if not insured, and no box, just put plastic bag, they will check.

    Those marked as 'Gifts' and '2nd hand goods' with or without box will still kenar.

    Customs got smart along the way.

    However, things do slip by.

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    Default Re: Need to pay tax if we bought lens on oversea website?

    just follow the law and you will be good, or else you will be "fine".




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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    just follow the law and you will be good, or else you will be "fine".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Nope. Still got tax. They got X-ray mah.

    As mentioned, by mail, they have to declare the value, and that's usually tied into insurance purposes. No use trying to siam tax when the goods are worth thousands of dollars.

    Even if not insured, and no box, just put plastic bag, they will check.

    Those marked as 'Gifts' and '2nd hand goods' with or without box will still kenar.

    Customs got smart along the way.

    However, things do slip by.
    but can always tell them its ur camera gear. else everytime we bring camera oversea, everytime kana tax mah?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    but can always tell them its ur camera gear. else everytime we bring camera oversea, everytime kana tax mah?
    paste a Hello Kitty sticker lor, say that is your daughter's kamera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    paste a Hello Kitty sticker lor, say that is your daughter's kamera.
    this is a fantastic idea~!! hmmmm next time i will do that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    but can always tell them its ur camera gear. else everytime we bring camera oversea, everytime kana tax mah?
    Alamak!

    We were talking about mail orders lah.

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    Default Re: Need to pay tax if we bought lens on oversea website?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Alamak!

    We were talking about mail orders lah.
    alamak, pie say, this is the result of replying under influence of alcohol.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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