Post office asking custom/import charges on a gift

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they want me to pay 1000s fees to claim the parcel which was sent as a gift by the sender and its worth 22.5$ in usd.

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i searched online and saw gifts under 5k dont carry any charges so should i give them 1k or not?

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i searched online and saw gifts under 5k dont carry any charges so should i give them 1k or not?

They do now govt ammended rules. Tough luck.

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Looks like they started implementing this shit rule
Should’ve at least restricted the implementation to e-com shipments / more specifically from china
What is the shipping company? USPS?

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$22.5 worth & invoice showing 49.92,is that rupees. If yes then maybe that’s why it was flagged & if it was showing correct invoice value as $22.5 & not marked as gift then may be it might have escaped this rule. @getready any opinion?

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guest_999 wrote:

$22.5 worth & invoice showing 49.92,is that rupees. If yes then maybe that’s why it was flagged & if it was showing correct invoice value as $22.5 & not marked as gift then may be it might have escaped this rule. @getready any opinion?

Seems 49.92$ includes product price + shipping (Freight – 27.42$)
And if I am not wrong, amazon.com calculates customs based on product price + shipping l

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Of course you should not pay, but if you need the item badly, then what other options do you have? Just make sure about the new custom duty tariff put in place by these clowns and pay accordingly, not more. Custom is applicable to all imports regardless of their value now, no exemption below certain limit?

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ithehappy wrote:

Of course you should not pay, but if you need the item badly, then what other options do you have? Just make sure about the new custom duty tariff put in place by these clowns and pay accordingly, not more. Custom is applicable to all imports regardless of their value now, no exemption below certain limit?

okay thanks btw this is a collectible item which gets sold for over 5k,so i will be making profit on it since i got this as a gift from an event.

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You can challenge the tax receipt and make a prayer to the commissioner provided you can prove your case,

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AnnamalaiNryaa wrote:

You can challenge the tax receipt and make a prayer to the commissioner provided you can prove your case,

You have a better chance of making a prayer & winning the 1 lakh prize in amazon quiz than this. smile

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Last year i imported products around $250, and i told seller to provide only $5 invoice and marked as gift…

And i got my product without any issues.

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