Import Duty Househo...
 

Import Duty Household Goods  

 

Wolverine888
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June 29, 2018 7:50 am  

How is the amount of import duty, required to clear household items being shipped in the ocean-going container, calculated upon arrival? Does it apply only to items purchased within the last 2 years, and is there an overall exempted allowable amount and does it matter whether or not the items were manufactured/purchased in the States (an example would be mattresses and box springs recently purchased at Macy’s here on the Space Coast, relatively high ticket items but manufactured right here in Florida)? I have all the receipts for my recent purchases, just tying to anticipate what they will be looking for and how they will actually calculate the import duty to be collected.

Btw, my vehicle’s covered, U.S. built, so as I understand it, will only be required to pay the 16 cents/lb road tax based on the vehicle’s weight.

Thanks in advance for your replies, know many of you have been though this before.


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Gator's Mom
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June 29, 2018 10:36 am  

Just present the receipts with your inventory and they'll sort it out at customs. Less than two years old is the standard for "new" items. We paid a couple of hundred dollars and had some new items of value. Customs calculated from the inventory we presented and did not open the container we shipped.


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vicanuck
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June 29, 2018 11:19 am  

When we moved to the VI from Toronto, we didn't pay any customs duties on any of our household stuff and we had a 20' container full.


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Wolverine888
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June 30, 2018 9:40 am  

Vicanuk, then you must have not listed anything on your contents list to be newer than two years old?


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vicanuck
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June 30, 2018 11:27 am  

Vicanuk, then you must have not listed anything on your contents list to be newer than two years old?

Of course not.


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