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Topic # 230267 16-Feb-2018 07:33
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Hi I am asking about people's experiences.

 

Hypothetically, say if you nana sent jonny x, jimmy x, abby x, john x, and sally x the same item, all to the same address.

 

Each item is NZD250 inc shipping but the combined value is > NZD1k.

 

Is that going to be taxed? (Same family name, same address but different persons)





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  Reply # 1958863 16-Feb-2018 07:45
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Very likely as customs normally pickup on things going to the same address and will consider it someone trying to get around the duty requirement.


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  Reply # 1958864 16-Feb-2018 07:48
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Legally customs would be able to charge you.

 

 

Note: For duty and GST calculations, if you import multiple orders in a short time period from the same supplier and address, we consider them to be a single shipment.

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1958865 16-Feb-2018 07:56
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As I understand it, if they're all gifts you should have an out. Check out the rules around tax/duty on gifts.




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  Reply # 1958866 16-Feb-2018 08:03
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Here's a thought... why not call customs and find out first hand?





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  Reply # 1958868 16-Feb-2018 08:16
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Stu: As I understand it, if they're all gifts you should have an out. Check out the rules around tax/duty on gifts.

 

They exceed the $110 gift threshold.

 

 


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  Reply # 1959008 16-Feb-2018 10:52
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$110? Wow. That's rather low!




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  Reply # 1959014 16-Feb-2018 10:59
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Stu: $110? Wow. That's rather low!

 

https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/duty-and-gst/gifts-inheritance-and-taonga/

 

I always find it fully when people think marking something as a gift somehow makes it exempt from GST and duty.




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  Reply # 1959119 16-Feb-2018 13:05
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Thanks all, that's very clear then.





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  Reply # 1959120 16-Feb-2018 13:06
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Stu: $110? Wow. That's rather low!

 

haha DON'T mark it as gift?





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