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Do you have to pay import taxes on items that are $12? and coming from china air mail?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by bigcasey123, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. bigcasey123

    bigcasey123 Regular Member

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    Ok well i'm gonna do my first wholesale with aliexpress and was wondering if i have to pay custom fees for a 12 dollar item? (totally new to this)
     
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    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    You only have to pay taxes on items selected by customs for inspection. If it's just something in an envelope I would imagine it will go through unchecked. Either way taxes on a 12buck item will only be a few dollars.
     
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    I was told that I will pay taxes if the product costs over 10 euros, and that I can't import more than three items of the same type without submitting company info.
     
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    bigcasey123 Regular Member

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    Didn't know that thanks.
     
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    Maybe that's only for your country, might be different in America.
     
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    OP, are you from the US?

    I used to get stuff down from DHgate a few years back and I didn't have to pay any custom fees. I used to bring-in medium size boxes on a regular basis. Some items might get randomly inspected like Duffers5000 mentioned.
     
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    Ya i'm from the U.S.