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Old 05.10.2009, 21:12
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Import taxes on a snowboard

Hi there,
Was wondering if anybody had some advice on import taxes here . I have an old snowboard lying around at my brothers place in bangkok - its actually new but couple of years old and never used and want him to post it to me .
A few folk suggest the tax system here is a bit random .
Would i need to pay any duties on it if ihave sent to the office address ? .
Its only worth around 200chf, although probably cost a lot more here .

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Old 05.10.2009, 21:17
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Office address is more likely to catch the attention of the customs officer. They might think it is a commercial shipment.
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Re: Import taxes on a snowboard

does it make a difference, i assume a private parcel attracts the same taxes as a commerical one ?
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Old 05.10.2009, 21:57
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does it make a difference, i assume a private parcel attracts the same taxes as a commerical one ?
The taxes are the same. My guess is that a private parcel is more likely waved through.
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Hi there,
Was wondering if anybody had some advice on import taxes here . I have an old snowboard lying around at my brothers place in bangkok - its actually new but couple of years old and never used and want him to post it to me .
A few folk suggest the tax system here is a bit random .
Would i need to pay any duties on it if ihave sent to the office address ? .
Its only worth around 200chf, although probably cost a lot more here .

Regards
hackster
I had a similar issue when my mother sent me a second hand camera. They did try to change me import taxes but when I called them they said if I could prove it was older than 6 months and had been sent as a gift then I didn't have to pay.
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Re: Import taxes on a snowboard

I don't think you get taxed on old stuff, only things that are obviously brand new.

EDIT: What saharanz said
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Re: Import taxes on a snowboard

anyone have any idea what the taxes would be ?
and who determines the value of the item ?
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