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What are the duties and excise taxes, etc (all costs), of

What are the duties and excise taxes, etc (all costs), of importing goods from China? I'm in California. Is it cheaper to chose one port over another? Or just go with the nearest port to receive the goods, because the costs are the same?

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Robin D.

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I am planning on importing about $4700 worth of product from

I am planning on importing about $4700 worth of product from China (via Alibaba). What do I need to know about customs and taxes that may apply? I read online, if the amount is less than $2500 you can clear your own customs and don't need a broker in between.Any idea on how much it costs to clear customs?

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rakhi.v

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I am a 71 year old retiree who moved to Panama Sept. 2013.

I am a 71 year old retiree who moved to Panama Sept. 2013. Our 20' container of household goods was randomly selected for a "EXIT" search. This involved the US Customs CONTRACTING with a San Pedro company to move my container from the dock to the search location. The US Customs found nothing. They did not charge me for the "inspection" (which I believe had no reasonable suspicion attached.. I have an perfect law record).BUT the transfer company charged me $1350 and held my container for ransom. If I didn't pay the fees (Which US Customs CONTRACTED FOR) the transfer company would charge me $100 a day storage and sell the contents to satisfy the "obligation". The transfer company referred me to US Customs which said they don't have to pay... I paid the money. Can I deduct this charge? If not why not?Steve HammondBoquete, Panama

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Megan C

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We are an Australian business about to start selling polo shirts

We are an Australian business about to start selling polo shirts online in the USA and need to know if sales tax applies to our online sales in America and also if we need to pay income tax to the IRS for American based sales even though the business is run from Australia.We would also like to know what import duties and taxes apply to polo shirts imported from China direct to America

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Lev

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Topic: Importation customs duty in USA We are a LLC company

Topic: Importation customs duty in USAWe are a LLC company established in Delaware, USA. We plan to import 2 products to USA, is there any customs duty when we import goods to USA from China? If yes, what is the customs duty (%) for: a. Wifi device: it's an electroic products, which plays music via wifi after plugging to speakers.b. smart watch: it's an electronis products, the function is the same as smart phone but wearing as a watch. Besides the customs duty, is there any tax needed to be paid during importation?

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Lev

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Company background: We are a new setup company (LLC) in Delaware

Company background:We are a new setup company (LLC) in Delaware since April 2013. We engage a registered agent for tax purpose and we have a virtual office in New York city since Sept. 2013. We do not hire any employee but engage a local freelancer as an agent to handle bank and present us in USA. We also engage some freelancers who are located outside of USA to do marketing / shipping handling / product control etc. Our core businesses are two types: Type one - Marketing/branding/shipping handling for crowd funding project in USA- we use our company name to apply crowd funding website to do the crowd funding for our clients who are not based in USA. After the crowd funding is successfully achieved, we get certain percentage of the revenue and the rest of money, we pay back to our client (out of USA). Our client will issue invoices to all those end-user (buyers) from their country (for example: from China or Hong Kong). My questions are: 1). Do we need to receive any document from clients in order to pay back the money? We do sign an agreement about the job contents and percentage of our fee. If we fail, we do not charge anything, kind of “no cure no pay”.2). We also sign agreement with all our freelancer agents and request them to send invoices in order to pay for their work. As we checked, there are no withholding tax if the agents are working outside of USA. Is this correct? How about the freelancer in USA? 3). Refer to question 1), do we need to reserve any tax in USA for our client outside of USA? Type two – We have our own products and plan to do crowd funding as well in USA. The products will be produced in China and ship to our USA agent and he will ship to the individual who buys the goods. My questions are: 1). The invoice will be issued by our LLC company (established in Delaware). Do we need to issue invoice to end-users (buyers) with gross receipts tax? How about to those buyers outside of Delaware and USA? What is the percentage of the gross receipts tax (I see the range 0.1037% to 2.0736% from the government website)?2). The sole shareholder is a Singaporean (he doesn't live in USA), we are applying the ITIN for him to file the tax return. As I check the corporate income tax is 8.7% flat rate in Delaware. Is it better to opt for his private tax return or opt for corporate tax? The reason? 3). Is it fine that we use agent (3rd party) to work for us instead of hiring staff? 4). Is there any administration requirement to avoid any penalty? For example, all the original invoice need to be kept for 5 years? Or need to keep the transportation documents to prove where the goods are shipped to?

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R. Klein, EA

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I like to import a Mercedes sedan vehicle from US to BC Canada.

I like to import a Mercedes sedan vehicle from US to BC Canada. The vehicle manufactured in Germany and not in US. How much import duties do I have to pay?

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CGCPA

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Can a foreigner ask here from overseas with foreign credit

Can a foreigner ask here from overseas with foreign credit card?If he/she can, how can he/she pay custom duty/tax for this service? I think JustAnswer.com person is the right person to answer this question.

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Lev

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Can any payments (wage garnishments) made for back taxes in

Can any payments (wage garnishments) made for back taxes in 2008 be deducted from my tax return?

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Robin D.

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