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HELP - Bringing a machine back to the US

By meSz

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

Purchasing a machine abroad and looking for some info/help! When you have a machine shipped back to the US are you required to pay taxes since it's an item that was manufactured in the US! I am being advised that I need to have a "proforma invoice" filled out. This appears to be a form that would be used to charge me tax on the value of the machine. ANY INFO is appreciated on this process!

#2 7 years ago

No taxes. Taxes have already been paid both ways. All you need is an official receipt. You just go over the border and thats it.

#3 7 years ago

Okay so me putting the actual value of machine is not going to impact me negatively at all?

#4 7 years ago

Nope...the taxes where already paid. Maybe an American can chime in here...but there are plenty of threads about this already. Just do a search for customsor somsething like that.
Cheers.

#5 7 years ago

The last 2 machines that I had shipped from Germany to the US... I ended up receiving a State Tax bill in the mail months later. This was reported to the state by customs and the bill was formulated on the declared value of the shipment.

#6 7 years ago

If you are getting it from Canada I don't think the above statement from kismetnumber1 applies. but international miught be different

#7 7 years ago

You'll need a customs broker no matter what

#8 7 years ago
Quoted from iwantansi:

You'll need a customs broker no matter what

If it's international yes...if he's driving up to canada to pick it up ...no.

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