Guest shella_n

Tax on new items in my container?

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    Guest shella_n

    Hi

     

    Im looking at buying a new bike to put inb my container cause I think they will be cheaper here but I am a bit confused about the tax implications.

     

    I was told that you cant bring in anything under 12 months old cause they can tax you but then I read a thread somewhere where someone was going to import a cooker and as long as it was under $1000 it was tax free.

     

    Can anyone please clarify the position so I know whether to go out and buy this or not.

     

    Many thanks

     

    Michelle

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    Guest glitter

    My friend bought two brand new sofas for her container and she removed all the packaging and was prepared to say they were a few years old - just well looked after. Re a bike: A used one would have to be steam cleaned for the journey making it look new, wouldnt it?................

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    As long as its for your own personal use they don't bother, if you were bringin in 8-10 bikes they may just question that. I bought 2 new sofas, 2 new futons, 2 new double beds 2 new rugs and loads of new beddin and larger size clothes for the kids etc. You could always ask the shop to make out a receipt with a 2009 date, if you explain why they may do it.

    We came out 3 yrs ago so it could have changed, if in doubt ask the removalists, they are pretty much up to date.

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