Online Shopping Portal Tcs Assignment Abroad

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Before shopping online, be sure you thinking it through carefully and that you know all the possible pitfalls.


If you buy an item online and have it shipped or flown here, you might need to pay extra fees on it. These fees include:

  • 15% GST on the Customs value of the item – including duties, shipping and insurance costs
  • duties on the Customs value of the item – (the type of item and where it comes from influence what duties you need to pay)
  • other fees, such as an import entry transaction fee (IETF) of $29.26 (incl GST) and a biosecurity levy of $19.98 (incl GST).

You may not have to pay GST and duties if they add up to less than $60. This does not apply to alcohol or tobacco products.

Our What’s My Duty? estimator can help you estimate the charges for commonly-imported items. If you’re a commercial importer, please contact us or see our content about commercial importing.

The Working Tariff Document of New Zealand lists the rate for every item you can import.

You may not be able to bring some items into the country, or you may need permission first.

Customs value of imported goods

The Customs value of an item may not be the same as the price you see when you buy it. If you’re an online shopper, the Customs value includes:

  • what you paid for it, whether it is brand new or secondhand 
  • international shipping and insurance costs 
  • depreciation (this only applies to goods you previously owned overseas for some items).

If you’re importing any items for commercial or business reasons, the Customs value can be more complicated.

Customs rates of exchange

If you buy an item in any currency that isn’t New Zealand dollars (NZD), you must convert that amount into NZD to get the Customs value.

We use our own rates of exchange, which may be slightly different to those you see in other places. We set the rates every two weeks, and publish them 11 days in advance. We’ll use the rate that is current when your item arrives.

Check to see if your item is allowed in New Zealand

Some items aren’t allowed in NZ. Examples of prohibited items include:

  • some dog breeds
  • dog-tracking collars
  • objectionable material
  • equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine.

Others need permission before you can bring them in. Examples of restricted items include:

  • tyres
  • weapons
  • diamonds
  • radioactive materials
  • plant and animal products, including food and accessories.

Take a look at the full list and details of prohibited and restricted imports.

Customs clearance

You may see that your item is waiting for Customs clearance.

This doesn’t mean that we are holding it. Another organisation we’ve licensed will be holding it instead. These organisations include Ministry for Primary Industries, NZ Post, airlines and transport/freight companies.

The organisation holding your item is responsible for contacting you when it arrives in NZ. They will tell you whether you:

  • need to pay GST and Customs duties on the item, or
  • need to arrange clearance, or
  • need to give them more information.

Note: We don’t hold your item when it arrives in NZ. We can’t notify you when it arrives, and we can’t locate it for you. That is up to the company who sent/transported the item for you.

If the company transporting your item doesn’t arrange import entry documentation with us, please contact us – we can then tell you what you must do. You should contact your nearest Customs Office – it doesn’t matter where the goods arrived in NZ.  

Return your item

If you return an item to the supplier and they give you a free replacement, you don’t need to pay duty and GST on the replacement. You will need to provide proof it’s a replacement, such as emails agreeing to replacement or evidence you returned the original item (eg shipping documents).

You can ask for a refund – called a drawback – on GST or duties you paid on an item if:

  • you didn’t need to pay duty
  • your item is faulty
  • your item was damaged or deteriorated before it left our control
  • your item was destroyed, stolen or lost before it left our control
  • we approve a concession on your item after you have paid GST and duties (online shopping doesn’t qualify for concessions).

To discuss a refund on duty or GST, contact your nearest Customs office.

False or incomplete declarations

You are legally liable for the information on Customs declarations being correct.

All declarations need to show:

  • a description of the item
  • how much you paid for it
  • whether it’s a gift, a commercial item or a personal item.

Some websites will offer to give an incorrect cost for your item on the Customs declaration, so you can avoid paying GST and/or duty.

Your item could be delayed and investigated if the sender:

  • gives incorrect information
  • doesn’t make a declaration.

In some cases, we will seize your item, and you will have to pay extra charges. You may also face criminal charges for knowingly making a false declaration to us.

Scouring local etailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal for great product deals this holiday season is passé. Indian consumers, bitten by the online shopping bug, are now increasingly looking beyond the borders in search of the hottest foreign labels and elusive items.

A recent PayPal report says that in 2015, Indians would have spent Rs 54,700 crore shopping from online sites based abroad. The number is expected to rise by more than 75% in 2016, suggests the report. If you are looking to gift a special item for a loved one, an international shopping portal may have what you are looking for. Especially, many are giving out Christmas-special discounts and offers on various products.

WHERE TO BUY

Whether you are looking to buy fancy toys for your toddler from Toys `R Us, the latest in fashion for your spouse from Harrods or Selfridges, or a cool new gadget for yourself from Newegg or ThinkGeek, foreign portals are ready to ship these to your home.

While there are many international retailers that deliver to India, some American websites only ship to addresses within the US. In such cases, you can opt for a package forwarding service like Bongo or Shipito to collect items locally on your behalf and deliver to your home for a fee.

Even among portals that do deliver overseas, only a handful ship the goods at no extra cost. Most levy additional shipping charges.



Websites like the UK-based Asos and China-based AliExpress -a part of the Alibaba group -offer free shipping to India for certain items but there are some question marks over the time taken to deliver.

If you are willing to pay for the shipping, the choice of retailers is wider and you can be reasonably assured about getting the product in good time.Global platforms of popular online retailers Amazon and ebay offer tons of products that can be shipped to India, and buyers can track their shipments easily. Apart from these, there are a host of brands selling their wares to overseas buyers.

WHAT TO PAY

Besides shipping, buyers will have to shell out customs duty on items purchased online. The duty varies from item to item with laptops, sports equipment and computer peripherals, for instance, attracting a rate of 14.7%.

Toys, games, apparel, cosmetics and food supplements, and even other electronics, are levied a duty of 28.8%.

Buyers should also note that calculation of the import duty is done based on the `assessed value' of the imported item and not its `invoice value'.

So, even if the invoice price of the sports equipment you bought online after discount is $300, the customs official may assess its value at $350. Which means you will have to pay a 14.7% duty on $350 and not $300.

Popular portals like Amazon and eBay Global EasyBuy usually estimate the applicable import fees during checkout and also provide customs clearance on your behalf. Since Indian customs authorities do not release a shipment without a valid identification of the recipient, you will be asked to furnish a valid identification number (Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving licence or a voter identity card) at the time of checkout itself.

HOW TO PAY

Buyers will get the final value of the item after shipping costs and import duty when they check out.

In some cases, the combined cost of shipping and duties may turn out to be higher than the actual product price. And any savings through discount may get wiped out through higher shipping costs and duties. For one, you might come across a gadget priced cheaper -even in rupee terms -than what is available locally, but the final cost is likely tobe higher after levying all charges.

However, this may not be a deal-breaker for those who are very keen to buy stuff that is not available here.

Most of these shopping portals accept payment through credit and debit cards but some take payment via third-party payment wallets like PayPal too. These third-party wallets offer protection to the buyer in case of delivery issues.

Most of these retailers enable Indian buyers to purchase foreign wares in rupees, but some may not do so. These buyers must consider separately the impact on the item's effective purchase price after currency conversion.



Scouring local etailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal for great product deals this holiday season is passé. Indian consumers, bitten by the online shopping bug, are now increasingly looking beyond the borders in search of the hottest foreign labels and elusive items.

A recent PayPal report says that in 2015, Indians would have spent Rs 54,700 crore shopping from online sites based abroad. The number is expected to rise by more than 75% in 2016, suggests the report. If you are looking to gift a special item for a loved one, an international shopping portal may have what you are looking for. Especially, many are giving out Christmas-special discounts and offers on various products.

WHERE TO BUY

Whether you are looking to buy fancy toys for your toddler from Toys `R Us, the latest in fashion for your spouse from Harrods or Selfridges, or a cool new gadget for yourself from Newegg or ThinkGeek, foreign portals are ready to ship these to your home.

While there are many international retailers that deliver to India, some American websites only ship to addresses within the US. In such cases, you can opt for a package forwarding service like Bongo or Shipito to collect items locally on your behalf and deliver to your home for a fee.

Even among portals that do deliver overseas, only a handful ship the goods at no extra cost. Most levy additional shipping charges.



Websites like the UK-based Asos and China-based AliExpress -a part of the Alibaba group -offer free shipping to India for certain items but there are some question marks over the time taken to deliver.

If you are willing to pay for the shipping, the choice of retailers is wider and you can be reasonably assured about getting the product in good time.Global platforms of popular online retailers Amazon and ebay offer tons of products that can be shipped to India, and buyers can track their shipments easily. Apart from these, there are a host of brands selling their wares to overseas buyers.

WHAT TO PAY

Besides shipping, buyers will have to shell out customs duty on items purchased online. The duty varies from item to item with laptops, sports equipment and computer peripherals, for instance, attracting a rate of 14.7%.

Toys, games, apparel, cosmetics and food supplements, and even other electronics, are levied a duty of 28.8%.

Buyers should also note that calculation of the import duty is done based on the `assessed value' of the imported item and not its `invoice value'.

So, even if the invoice price of the sports equipment you bought online after discount is $300, the customs official may assess its value at $350. Which means you will have to pay a 14.7% duty on $350 and not $300.

Popular portals like Amazon and eBay Global EasyBuy usually estimate the applicable import fees during checkout and also provide customs clearance on your behalf. Since Indian customs authorities do not release a shipment without a valid identification of the recipient, you will be asked to furnish a valid identification number (Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving licence or a voter identity card) at the time of checkout itself.

HOW TO PAY

Buyers will get the final value of the item after shipping costs and import duty when they check out.

In some cases, the combined cost of shipping and duties may turn out to be higher than the actual product price. And any savings through discount may get wiped out through higher shipping costs and duties. For one, you might come across a gadget priced cheaper -even in rupee terms -than what is available locally, but the final cost is likely tobe higher after levying all charges.

However, this may not be a deal-breaker for those who are very keen to buy stuff that is not available here.

Most of these shopping portals accept payment through credit and debit cards but some take payment via third-party payment wallets like PayPal too. These third-party wallets offer protection to the buyer in case of delivery issues.

Most of these retailers enable Indian buyers to purchase foreign wares in rupees, but some may not do so. These buyers must consider separately the impact on the item's effective purchase price after currency conversion.



Scouring local etailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal for great product deals this holiday season is passé. Indian consumers, bitten by the online shopping bug, are now increasingly looking beyond the borders in search of the hottest foreign labels and elusive items.

A recent PayPal report says that in 2015, Indians would have spent Rs 54,700 crore shopping from online sites based abroad. The number is expected to rise by more than 75% in 2016, suggests the report. If you are looking to gift a special item for a loved one, an international shopping portal may have what you are looking for. Especially, many are giving out Christmas-special discounts and offers on various products.

WHERE TO BUY

Whether you are looking to buy fancy toys for your toddler from Toys `R Us, the latest in fashion for your spouse from Harrods or Selfridges, or a cool new gadget for yourself from Newegg or ThinkGeek, foreign portals are ready to ship these to your home.

While there are many international retailers that deliver to India, some American websites only ship to addresses within the US. In such cases, you can opt for a package forwarding service like Bongo or Shipito to collect items locally on your behalf and deliver to your home for a fee.

Even among portals that do deliver overseas, only a handful ship the goods at no extra cost. Most levy additional shipping charges.



Websites like the UK-based Asos and China-based AliExpress -a part of the Alibaba group -offer free shipping to India for certain items but there are some question marks over the time taken to deliver.

If you are willing to pay for the shipping, the choice of retailers is wider and you can be reasonably assured about getting the product in good time.Global platforms of popular online retailers Amazon and ebay offer tons of products that can be shipped to India, and buyers can track their shipments easily. Apart from these, there are a host of brands selling their wares to overseas buyers.

WHAT TO PAY

Besides shipping, buyers will have to shell out customs duty on items purchased online. The duty varies from item to item with laptops, sports equipment and computer peripherals, for instance, attracting a rate of 14.7%.

Toys, games, apparel, cosmetics and food supplements, and even other electronics, are levied a duty of 28.8%.

Buyers should also note that calculation of the import duty is done based on the `assessed value' of the imported item and not its `invoice value'.

So, even if the invoice price of the sports equipment you bought online after discount is $300, the customs official may assess its value at $350. Which means you will have to pay a 14.7% duty on $350 and not $300.

Popular portals like Amazon and eBay Global EasyBuy usually estimate the applicable import fees during checkout and also provide customs clearance on your behalf. Since Indian customs authorities do not release a shipment without a valid identification of the recipient, you will be asked to furnish a valid identification number (Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving licence or a voter identity card) at the time of checkout itself.

HOW TO PAY

Buyers will get the final value of the item after shipping costs and import duty when they check out.

In some cases, the combined cost of shipping and duties may turn out to be higher than the actual product price. And any savings through discount may get wiped out through higher shipping costs and duties. For one, you might come across a gadget priced cheaper -even in rupee terms -than what is available locally, but the final cost is likely tobe higher after levying all charges.

However, this may not be a deal-breaker for those who are very keen to buy stuff that is not available here.

Most of these shopping portals accept payment through credit and debit cards but some take payment via third-party payment wallets like PayPal too. These third-party wallets offer protection to the buyer in case of delivery issues.

Most of these retailers enable Indian buyers to purchase foreign wares in rupees, but some may not do so. These buyers must consider separately the impact on the item's effective purchase price after currency conversion.



Scouring local etailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal for great product deals this holiday season is passé. Indian consumers, bitten by the online shopping bug, are now increasingly looking beyond the borders in search of the hottest foreign labels and elusive items.

A recent PayPal report says that in 2015, Indians would have spent Rs 54,700 crore shopping from online sites based abroad. The number is expected to rise by more than 75% in 2016, suggests the report. If you are looking to gift a special item for a loved one, an international shopping portal may have what you are looking for. Especially, many are giving out Christmas-special discounts and offers on various products.

WHERE TO BUY

Whether you are looking to buy fancy toys for your toddler from Toys `R Us, the latest in fashion for your spouse from Harrods or Selfridges, or a cool new gadget for yourself from Newegg or ThinkGeek, foreign portals are ready to ship these to your home.

While there are many international retailers that deliver to India, some American websites only ship to addresses within the US. In such cases, you can opt for a package forwarding service like Bongo or Shipito to collect items locally on your behalf and deliver to your home for a fee.

Even among portals that do deliver overseas, only a handful ship the goods at no extra cost. Most levy additional shipping charges.



Websites like the UK-based Asos and China-based AliExpress -a part of the Alibaba group -offer free shipping to India for certain items but there are some question marks over the time taken to deliver.

If you are willing to pay for the shipping, the choice of retailers is wider and you can be reasonably assured about getting the product in good time.Global platforms of popular online retailers Amazon and ebay offer tons of products that can be shipped to India, and buyers can track their shipments easily. Apart from these, there are a host of brands selling their wares to overseas buyers.

WHAT TO PAY

Besides shipping, buyers will have to shell out customs duty on items purchased online. The duty varies from item to item with laptops, sports equipment and computer peripherals, for instance, attracting a rate of 14.7%.

Toys, games, apparel, cosmetics and food supplements, and even other electronics, are levied a duty of 28.8%.

Buyers should also note that calculation of the import duty is done based on the `assessed value' of the imported item and not its `invoice value'.

So, even if the invoice price of the sports equipment you bought online after discount is $300, the customs official may assess its value at $350. Which means you will have to pay a 14.7% duty on $350 and not $300.

Popular portals like Amazon and eBay Global EasyBuy usually estimate the applicable import fees during checkout and also provide customs clearance on your behalf. Since Indian customs authorities do not release a shipment without a valid identification of the recipient, you will be asked to furnish a valid identification number (Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving licence or a voter identity card) at the time of checkout itself.

HOW TO PAY

Buyers will get the final value of the item after shipping costs and import duty when they check out.

In some cases, the combined cost of shipping and duties may turn out to be higher than the actual product price. And any savings through discount may get wiped out through higher shipping costs and duties. For one, you might come across a gadget priced cheaper -even in rupee terms -than what is available locally, but the final cost is likely tobe higher after levying all charges.

However, this may not be a deal-breaker for those who are very keen to buy stuff that is not available here.

Most of these shopping portals accept payment through credit and debit cards but some take payment via third-party payment wallets like PayPal too. These third-party wallets offer protection to the buyer in case of delivery issues.

Most of these retailers enable Indian buyers to purchase foreign wares in rupees, but some may not do so. These buyers must consider separately the impact on the item's effective purchase price after currency conversion.



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