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JULIE RYCROFT

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We are shippshipped our things over next week and had to fill in a form and list items less than 12 months old. We have some new items. Bed fridge freezer being the newest. Will we have to pay tax on these things. Are we looking at a lot of money

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We are shippshipped our things over next week and had to fill in a form and list items less than 12 months old. We have some new items. Bed fridge freezer being the newest. Will we have to pay tax on these things. Are we looking at a lot of money

 

Are you sure they are under 12 months old? Surely they are 13 months old....

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I think for the purposes of shipping we didn't have anything that was less than 12 months old.


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Us too, everything was more than 12 months- we had a couple of things in boxes unopened but they were just small items!

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Everything we had was used therefore was more than the twelve months old too.........

 

Except we had a brand new vacuum cleaner in the box. It saved me cleaning out the old one which would have been difficult.

 

It was the only new item i put on the paperwork.

 

Obviously we knew we were going to immigrate, therefore we had ensured we didnt buy anything new within that year, mr customs officer!

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We brought loads of "new" stuff in our container. Just open the boxes and take price details off boxes etc didn't claim anything as new and everything got through ok


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We are shippshipped our things over next week and had to fill in a form and list items less than 12 months old. We have some new items. Bed fridge freezer being the newest. Will we have to pay tax on these things. Are we looking at a lot of money

The Customs have no interest in household objects that you own and intend to keep. They are worried about people bringing in wholesale quantities of new things in boxes for immediate resale. Just remove the boxes and assume it is over 12 months old.


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We declared a new fridge and freezer, mainly because they were still in the manufacturers packaging, clearly new and unused. We were rightly charged duty on these items.


From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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