Do I really have to pay tax and duty?

Do I really have to pay tax and duty?

Yes – and there are heavy fines or even criminal proceedings for anyone trying to evade import tax.
You are the ‘Importer’ for your purchases and are responsible for accurate declaration of the nature of the goods and their value. This information is used by your Customs authorities to determine taxes and duties. All imported goods must be declared to customs – regardless of whether the goods are new or used or whether you are buying them for yourself or as a gift. Some countries set a value threshold under which they do not collect duty or tax(‘de minimis’ value). If your shipment is under this threshold, you will not need to pay any duty or tax.
You should be aware that Customs reserves the right to revalue or reclassify items which are imported. If this occurs, you may be liable to pay the additional amount in cash to the Customs or the carrier upon delivery.
Local sales or other taxes may also apply for domestic deliveries from the Merchant to your Ship7 suite address. These will show up in your record of the purchase transaction before you make your payment to the Merchant.
Sometimes merchants don’t include an invoice or packing slip with the package. In this situation, you need to provide the value on the My Mailbox page in a timely manner otherwise Ship7 will estimate the value of your product based on comparable market pricing. We will notify you of the estimated value and ask you to e-mail us a copy of your online order confirmation. Once the online order confirmation is received, we will adjust the value and send your invoice to our shipping facility for processing. We will not ship the package until we receive confirmation of the value.
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