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maestrokev
May 16, 2007, 06:37 PM
Hi, planning to buy a MB in Canada/US and ship to family in Australia. Anyone done this before and know whether there will be any tax/duties imposed?

I've heard so many stories of people who've purchased from Hong Kong and had it shipped to Australia and supposedly it is duty and tax-free.

Thanks.



furious
May 16, 2007, 06:40 PM
In a Australia you get $1000 per year for gifts from overseas. This is Tax free. After the $1000 you pay Tax.

skubish
May 16, 2007, 08:02 PM
In a Australia you get $1000 per year for gifts from overseas. This is Tax free. After the $1000 you pay Tax.
I assume that is $1000AUS in which case that MB is going to exceed that amount.

maestrokev
May 17, 2007, 11:28 AM
In a Australia you get $1000 per year for gifts from overseas. This is Tax free. After the $1000 you pay Tax.

Didn't realize that but now that you mentioned I looked it up on the Customs website: http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=5549

Thanks.