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Gymrat130
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October 8, 2010 5:44 pm  

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


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Hiya!
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October 8, 2010 6:06 pm  

What tax are you talking about? Are talking about customs or sales? Either way what you're talking about is for vacationers.


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Linda J
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October 8, 2010 6:24 pm  

i don't think there are taxes for shipping used household goods back to the states.


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Gymrat130
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October 9, 2010 1:07 pm  

Hello, Maybe it's things like a t.v. and stuff like that. I'm not sure what they meant by taxes. Would there be any? Sales or otherwise. Thanks, Donna


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East Ender
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October 9, 2010 1:12 pm  

"I'm not sure what they meant by taxes"

Gymrat: Who is "they"?


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Gymrat130
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October 9, 2010 1:35 pm  

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


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popflops
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October 9, 2010 9:54 pm  

I know that you have to pay excise tax (a percentage of its worth) on certain items entering the territory. For us, this included our TVs, for which we needed a receipt to prove to our shipper how much we paid.


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East Ender
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October 10, 2010 1:25 pm  

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.


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JVWILSONPR
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October 28, 2010 11:05 pm  

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.


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brooksleann
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October 29, 2010 6:37 pm  

Does everything coming onto the island from the mainland get taxed? How does the gov't tax things coming unto the island, if you don't have receipts from the purchase?


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Linda J
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October 30, 2010 2:41 pm  

New merchandise is taxed. Used household goods are not.


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