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Do Americans get charged duty on packages sent to them from canada ?

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by C6H12O6, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. C6H12O6

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    I just realized I accidentally declared the value of an item I sent to the US at 400$. Will the American recipient get charged duty on this ?
     
  2. AliciaM

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    Yes most likely..If I get stuff from the states sent to me I have gotten taxed before on items. It's a pain..i started driving to the UPS store just over the border 40 min ish drive because it's annoying that we pay an arm and a leg to bring stuff over and vice versa for canadians to send to the states.
     
  3. C6H12O6

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    I actually shipped the item from Canada to the US. I declared the value at 400$ and checked off gift. I am wondering if American's get charged any type of duty, like Canadian's do ?
     
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    Yes they do I believe it's anything over $100 dollars that gets charged duty even if its marked as a gift. When I lived in the states and my grandparents sent gifts we had to pay duty on it.
     
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    Just to update they never got charged duty. That may have been because the contents were test strips, and I wrote the description as "glucose test strips."
     
  6. AliciaM

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    That's good..glad they weren't charged. Duty sucks..I just drive over to ogdensburg if it's too expensive to ship to/from ottawa. We end up doing groceries there as well :)
     

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