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sugarmagnolia
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Hey-

I'm about to move to STT and was wondering what I need to do about my personal items when I get to the island. I'm aware of what I need to do stateside to ship my items, but are there import taxes or places I need to visit in STT before I can bring my boxes home? I only have boxes and lists of what each contains, so I hope this will be a smooth transition. Info is much appreciated :).

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Topic starter Posted : December 23, 2010 7:59 pm
brooksleann
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Once your stuff gets to port, you only have to pay taxes on things that were made in other countries, so you need a list of items (called a bill of lading) that you packed. It needs to list what they are worth and stating country of origin. They aren't too picky, so don't be too detailed, just make sure your electronics say made in China or something like that. After that you can have your stuff, it you have a lot of stuff you can have someone move them to your house. Otherwise you are on your own. Good Luck!

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Posted : December 23, 2010 10:26 pm
sugarmagnolia
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Great! Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : December 24, 2010 12:42 am
STXBob
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I think the import tax on household goods only applies to new items, less than 1 year old.

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Posted : December 24, 2010 1:00 am
brooksleann
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That's what I thought too! We just moved here a month ago and had to pay taxes on everything used or not that was not made in the U.S.A. It stinks but it's true.

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Posted : December 25, 2010 7:32 pm
Ice Water
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So I'm bringing down a Chevrolet Astro Van and it doesn't have any markings for where it is made... Help?

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Posted : December 25, 2010 7:42 pm
DUN
 DUN
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So I'm bringing down a Chevrolet Astro Van and it doesn't have any markings for where it is made... Help?

If the vin starts w/ a 1 or 4, no customs duty is necessary, every other # or letter pays customs, all pay road tax.

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Posted : December 26, 2010 12:13 am
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