|Dec 6, 2012, 10:01 AM||#1|
Custom, taxes, package from France ?
I live in the USA but have purchased an Ipad which has been delivered to France (I had a credit on a french website and I had to get it delivered to France). As I'm only getting back to France in 6 months, I would like my parents to send me the Ipad from France to the USA. Is it legal ? Should I pay any taxes ? I'm asking this because the price of the Ipad is 399$ in the US and 399€ in France, so I think I've already paid a lot of taxes, don't really want to pay more than this...
What is the best way to send electronical stuff from Europe to America ?
Thanks very much!
|Dec 6, 2012, 10:49 AM||#2|
Last edited by firedept; Dec 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM.
|Dec 6, 2012, 10:54 AM||#3|
I don't believe you will get any credit for sales taxes already paid. It may be possible to apply for (in France) to get some of the sales taxes rebated...but I would doubt it. Usually those programs are limited to tourists who can apply while in the airport for a limited range of goods.
You may need to pay customs duty on import. In Canada we also pay the sales tax on goods imported. I don't know what the US rules are. All in all, plus the shipping costs of course. An expensive proposition I'm afraid.
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