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andrekua2
post Nov 6 2019, 11:33 AM

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QUOTE(kkl888 @ Nov 6 2019, 10:34 AM)
I went to Kastam's specific department called Penjenisan. The officer analysed for me and found out all LCD monitors are subjected to 25% import duty and 5% SST, total 30%  shocking.gif Damn alot. I think I better buy Dell monitor locally, at least it's way cheaper and better spec at this point
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One way to get around this (if you already bought unknowingly) is by asking different officer. My cousin previously imported a 4K LG which cost RM2.6K and he managed to skip paying tax by asking different officer. Some officer are more lenient if you told them it is for personal usage and not for commercial usage.
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post Nov 6 2019, 01:13 PM

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QUOTE(kkl888 @ Nov 6 2019, 12:13 PM)
I haven't bought it yet haha~ so not sure I wanna risk this. Btw, how can we ask multiple officers? If any officer check and confirm how much tax we hav to pay, can we still find other officer to recheck? I tot tat's finalised once it's checked?

I did tell the officer that it's personal usage during the consultation, still he said all same for personal & commercial usage
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The officer will rotate once in a while or during lunch break. I dont think I would recommend this method as well. I have seen many cases where the officers are really strict even when it is just a gift.

I went there a few times to collect tea leaves shipment from China on my father's behalf. 50boxes (gifts) and they were asking many things from shipping charges and cost of each boxes. Even had to go through another dept in another building. BTW shipping charges are also included in the amount for import duty. Many cases where you get free shipping is actually the worst scenario because then they will ask quotation from the shipping company and you will end up with crazy amount. Each time I managed to get it out without import duty despite them insisting wanna slap a crazy amount during the initial inquiry but I had to spend like an hour or two there explaining the situation to them. Probably they got tired of my persistence.



 

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