Bringing in a phone, estimated tax cost?

sayanora

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I'm importing a phone via encargopaq with a value of approximately 500$ .. has anyone attempted something like this and what were the estimated tax cost? I'm assuming the tax on it won't exceed 40% of the value or approximately 200$ or so in tax, if that's the cost it's not too big of an issue.
 

Ken

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I'm importing a phone via encargopaq with a value of approximately 500$ .. has anyone attempted something like this and what were the estimated tax cost? I'm assuming the tax on it won't exceed 40% of the value or approximately 200$ or so in tax, if that's the cost it's not too big of an issue.
The list of customs charges says 3% + 18% for cell phones. So 21%.
 

MpJuly

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Just need to know : it's 21% on the part over 200$ (21% of 300$) or 21% of total ?
 

SKY

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I am sure this is good information, but a lot depends on the alignment of the Moon to Jupiter that day. Bottom line is no one can predict with complete accuracy what you will pay.
 

windeguy

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The invoice did not show $196 ?

But seriously, as others have said, it all depends on what they do that particular time. There is nothing transparent about DR Customs.
 

Ken

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Customs Charges

Customs Charges.jpg

I use EPS. I asked owner of the Sosua office if I could rely on these charges and she said I could, that there has been no problems.
 

AZB

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my friend paid 700 pesos on a new nexus 5 32gb cell phone. It was not eps but a similar company.
 

manny20

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D.R a poor country just how the D.R authorities claim.. can you believe the taxes over there smh
 

jeanchris

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what the ****

Why those taxes are so high for carpet, calentador etc?

Bunch of scumbags.


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shorts

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I imported a Nexus 5 through caripack and didn't pay any tax. It was brand new in a sealed box.

I bought it new from an ebay guy and told him not to ship it with any invoice or anything. Then caripack sent me an email when it arrived in Miami stating I needed to input the value of the item since there was no invoice. I put $150.
 

SEO

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I imported a Nexus 5 through caripack and didn't pay any tax. It was brand new in a sealed box.

I bought it new from an ebay guy and told him not to ship it with any invoice or anything. Then caripack sent me an email when it arrived in Miami stating I needed to input the value of the item since there was no invoice. I put $150.
how much tax did you pay ??
 

LTSteve

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I'm importing a phone via encargopaq with a value of approximately 500$ .. has anyone attempted something like this and what were the estimated tax cost? I'm assuming the tax on it won't exceed 40% of the value or approximately 200$ or so in tax, if that's the cost it's not too big of an issue.
Ok, I am not a technology geek. What kind of phone is worth $500 plus shipping and duty?