A question about buying abroad and tax.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Balli, May 4, 2006.

  1. Balli macrumors 6502

    I'm going on a trip to Japan in August, and I thought I might pick me up a swanky new iPod and maybe even a MacBook.

    My question is, if I buy them from an Apple store in Japan, can I get them tax free, (being a UK citizen)?

    I would only save 5%, but that would still be quite a lot.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Can't say about HK, but in Canada the merchant is obliged to charge you GST and provincial tax if it is being delivered within the province. Your nationality doesn't matter a whit. If you are a visitor to Canada, there are some horrendously complex forms you can fill out when you leave the country, for a rebate of some of the taxes.

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