• 7pm in Tokyo - Sushi takeaway 7pm in Tokyo - Emily and Fox Japan

Tax Payable

151
27896
Wed 2008/12/10 03:01 JST
Db427c74ead40e489a0da812bc99d04a

I cant remember the exact amount but remember being charged about 10,000 yen for some Vader armor parts when they arrived - was quite miffed.
What I do is ask the party who is sending the goods to stick a note in the box saying "Happy Birthday Danny!" because if its a gift then tax over here is not payable.

I know that at Amazon you can designate goods as a gift before its sent - even if its sent to yourself.
But the folks at customs must be thinking "how many birthdays has Danny had this year?!"
Only joking - I only do this once a year on my birthday...

Whats the most you've paid on goods that you have received before?

Original text from G2 below.

Received my figures last Monday and was informed that I need to pay cash for GST (Goods & Services Tax) and handling fee. According to the deliveryman, as long as the things I purchased from oversea exceeds S$300 and delivered to Singapore, I need to pay GST.

Encounter this for the first time, so I was quite surprised. More at my blog.

Did anyone encounter this too?

Tokyo · CEO Mirai Inc
http://www.dannychoo.com/profile

Director for Culture Japan. Creator of Mirai Suenaga. Member of the Japanese governments METI CIIC.
経済産業省クリエイティブ産業国際展開懇談会委員。
テレビ番組カルチャージャパンのディレクターと司会。
twitter.com/dannychoo
facebook.com/dannychoodotcom

Related

  • CJ Night Tokyo 6

    CJ Night Tokyo - an event that Andrew Shuttleworth and I have been hosting in Tokyo to bring together s...

     Mon 10/02/08
    129
    215254
  • Human Cloning in Japan

    I've been in desperate need of a clone to help out for many moons now. While work is fun, there's not m...

     Fri 11/05/20
    487
    4143742
  • Early Years 1990

    About 20 years ago back in London where there were no Internets. My passion back then was a singer/actr...

     Thu 10/03/04
    68
    93678
  • Otaku Partner

    To the folks who kept asking "what does your wife think about you using an oppai mouse pad?" She uses o...

     Sat 09/08/15
    221
    108924

Comments

Create Comment Show comments
  1. Loading-pulse