Hello everyone, I have been told to keep the amount of goods I import to STT from the states to a minimum because if I decide to return to the states with them, I'll have to pay a tax on them even though they were not purchased on the island. Thanks, Donna
Hello, I bumped into a couple this week in Pa. that lived on STT for a few years. We talked about living expenses and the prices on non food items like furniture, clothing etc. Then "they" went on to explain that they paid some sort of a tax on a T.V. they bought on the island to take it home to the states. Then for example: If you have a skilled trade and bring your tools with you from the states, and you decide to return home, you have to pay a tax to get them home. They didn't say anything about customs fees. Taxes, Thanks, Donna
Okay, that would be excise tax. I am not the one to explain it, but some things get taxed when they come in, especially if the are not manufactured in the US. I know foreign made cars, clothing, etc. get inspected at Customs and taxed. They can also do this at the post office if they are so inclined. I don't believe you pay shipping back as that seems like double taxation.
Merchandise made in USA pay less than foreing- tax example Invoice $100. you pay 4% for a taxable $104.= $104. plus 4%. If you move back to usa you pay in USA again to get a free usa entry you needs a custom broker that certify at the first entry that merchandise is to be used in USVI and return back to origen when finish. Contractors do this every day. ask a broker first. dont pay double/ dont buy foreing buy American.