A question about buying abroad and tax.

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

  1. Balli macrumors 6502

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    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

    CanadaRAM

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    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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