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What is the upper limit on the value of good you can import from the US before you incur import tax?

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Miaou Sun 27-Jul-08 15:11:09

Anyone know?

I'm contemplating buying some yarn from the states (can't get it here), but trying to find out how much I can buy without getting stung.

Would the value include the cost of shipping as well, or is that not included in the calculation?

MatNanPlus Sun 27-Jul-08 15:17:28

down the page HTH

Miaou Sun 27-Jul-08 15:45:23

Thanks matnan - argh, so it's complicated, and I've no way of working out exactly how much I might need to pay, then hmm

bundle Sun 27-Jul-08 15:51:35

I think it's going up later in the year - someone on Rav told me...from about $12 to $80 (these numbers may be wrong!)

mananny Sun 27-Jul-08 15:54:57

I am in the states, and am happy to mail it to you to avoid taxes!

Miaou Sun 27-Jul-08 16:06:21

Ah I'm glad you said that bundle, dh thought it was $80!

Mananny, that's really kind of you! However I think that even if you sent it as a "gift" I could still get stung for taxes. If it is worthwhile I might do it a lot.

Bundle - it's the Tahki cotton - I am in LURVE wink

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