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Old 01-28-2010, 08:02 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by klementine79 View Post
BTW- how do the couriers (EU) calculate how much the receiver of the shipment will pay in extra-shipping tax.... I assume it is a percentage of the declared value of the goods being received and which country you reside in...
If you go above a tax free sum you pay a tax (depending on country) for the item based on it's declared worth (for example clothes here are 10-20% of what the clothes are worth) and then you pay VAT (depending on country, here 22%) but for the sum with the tax.

So the VAT isn't calculated based on declared worth of the package but declared value WITH tax.

P.S.: There are also the costs of actually calculating the taxes you need to pay.

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