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cristiano7mu
post May 23 2008, 04:50 PM


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Recently found out Singapore selling Yamaha Dtxplorer SGD1200 (1k cheaper than Malaysia after convert from SGD to RM.)

So i'm planning to buy at SG, am i allowed to bring it into msia?
If can, how much is the TAX i need to pay? hm, btw most probably i will come back by train.

Other than this way, another other method u guys recommend??
-ask singaporean frens to buy n later post it to my hse.


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post May 23 2008, 05:43 PM


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7% GST. lol... anyway if you fly through Changi Airport, you can claim back the tax.
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post May 23 2008, 06:02 PM


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i mean custom tax wor, coz i heard if u buy a new things and bring it back to ur own country u need to pay some custom tax.

No??
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post May 23 2008, 06:02 PM


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no need, cos i just bought my big baby from there o_o
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post May 23 2008, 06:06 PM


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QUOTE(strife01 @ May 23 2008, 06:02 PM)
no need, cos i just bought my big baby from there o_o
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big baby? wats tat ? hehe

tat means i can buy the electrnic drum and bring it back to msia without paying any additional fees/charges la
haha great
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post May 23 2008, 06:19 PM


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not sure about electrical stuff though. fyi, big baby is an acoustic guitar xD. i think there should be no additional tax.
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post May 23 2008, 06:43 PM


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QUOTE(cristiano7mu @ May 23 2008, 04:50 PM)
Recently found out Singapore selling Yamaha Dtxplorer SGD1200 (1k cheaper than Malaysia after convert from SGD to RM.)

So i'm planning to buy at SG, am i allowed to bring it into msia?
If can, how much is the TAX i need to pay? hm, btw most probably i will  come back by train.

Other than this way, another other method u guys recommend??
-ask singaporean frens to buy n later post it to my hse.
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haha..you better call the store to make sure they got stock ...

last time i went there all the way for a pedal..when i reach they just sold the last one few hours ago
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post May 23 2008, 06:48 PM


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of cos add 7% GST there.
then 30% for tax on electrical stuff.
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post May 23 2008, 06:57 PM


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QUOTE(gapnap @ May 23 2008, 06:43 PM)
haha..you better call the store to make sure they got stock ...

last time i went there all the way for a pedal..when i reach they just sold the last one few hours ago
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so unlucky for you.

30% is hell lot =x

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post Jun 25 2008, 04:19 PM


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my fren did this once b4.he bought d gitar, put it in a gig bag n go bck 2 msia sayin it was his guitar fr malaysia brought over 2 spore.he got a few dubious stares, but no receipt no box nothing,they cant prove that u bought it there.considering d vast diff i mite consider gettin an amp dwn fr spore 2
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post Jun 25 2008, 05:07 PM


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Actually they cannot tax your guitar. If they were, then they'll have to tax all your personal belongings like your toothbrush that you're having on you.

Maybe some greedy officers just pretend to stop you so they can get some duit kopi
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post Jun 25 2008, 05:34 PM


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no taxes so far when i get into KLIA all the time carrying to and fro every other week
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post Jun 25 2008, 09:44 PM


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Hi guys,
Just wanna know if buy pedal from Amazon will kena tax or not?
Books i know will hav no tax but for electronics stuff??
Anyone care to shred some light?

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post Jun 26 2008, 03:41 PM


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There is no more tax on electrical music instrument. Go to malaysia custom website and download the tariff list document. NO TAX.
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post Jun 27 2008, 09:14 AM


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Thanks 4 d info.Appreciate it.
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post Jun 27 2008, 05:24 PM


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QUOTE(soulfly @ Jun 26 2008, 03:41 PM)
There is no more tax on electrical music instrument. Go to malaysia custom website and download the tariff list document. NO TAX.
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Wow! Thanks for the info. I'm most grateful. notworthy.gif

However, do you have a copy of the document? I tried going to the above website but it kept giving me errors. Anyone? Thanks. smile.gif
(I wanted to look up other things on it as well)



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post Jun 27 2008, 05:26 PM


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i dont think so bought my kh vintage 2 from sg i forgot what shop but i nym..

but the point is i didnt get tax wait i mean my dad didnt get tax
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post Jun 27 2008, 05:30 PM


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there is no tax for guitars etc.
but there is a 10% import duty that customs charges based on the total cost of the item inclusive of shipping charges.
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post Jun 28 2008, 08:41 AM


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QUOTE(Everdying @ Jun 27 2008, 05:30 PM)
there is no tax for guitars etc.
but there is a 10% import duty that customs charges based on the total cost of the item inclusive of shipping charges.
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Huh? You've got me confused now. I would have assumed the import duty is only APPLICABLE to taxable items. I know for a fact that ALL COMPUTER items are non-taxable. The customs cannot tax you when you bring in a new pc / notebook from Singapore.
That is still true yes? I'm beginning to worry now... *sweat drop*



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post Jun 28 2008, 09:09 AM


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LOL, let's stop the confusion. Here is what I gleaned from the customs website.
There are two taxes an item is subject to - sales tax and import duty. These taxes are calculated on the cost of the item plus shipping and insurance.

"Musical instruments, the sound of which is produced, or must be amplified, electrically (for example, organs, guitars, accordions)."
No sales tax, no import duty.

"Parts and accessories of the musical instruments [above mentioned]."
10% sales tax, no import duty.

"Audio-frequency electric amplifiers."
10% sales tax, 15% import duty. Special rate of 8% (instead of 10+15=25%) applicable if movement is within ASEAN countries.
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post Jun 28 2008, 07:57 PM


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QUOTE(Party2DMax @ Jun 28 2008, 09:09 AM)
LOL, let's stop the confusion. Here is what I gleaned from the customs website.
There are two taxes an item is subject to - sales tax and import duty. These taxes are calculated on the cost of the item plus shipping and insurance.

"Musical instruments, the sound of which is produced, or must be amplified, electrically (for example, organs, guitars, accordions)."
No sales tax, no import duty.

"Parts and accessories of the musical instruments [above mentioned]."
10% sales tax, no import duty.

"Audio-frequency electric amplifiers."
10% sales tax, 15% import duty. Special rate of 8% (instead of 10+15=25%) applicable if movement is within ASEAN countries.
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*whistle* I am greatly humbled... notworthy.gif

Thanks so much. btw, I'm curious... you mean you have no problems visiting the customs website? I kept getting errors for the past few days. Can you send me the link? Maybe I was visiting a wrong site? Thanks again.


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post Jun 28 2008, 10:46 PM


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You can check it out at http://tariff.customs.gov.my
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post Jun 29 2008, 12:34 AM


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wah..you sure anot worr....can find me the exact link ah..maybe it is not practice yet..

if not why the whole world is still getting tax from the customs ..i ask agent to settle for me he still kena ..
my agent is the type holding text book around the custom office sommore cool2.gif
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post Jun 29 2008, 07:58 AM


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QUOTE(Party2DMax @ Jun 28 2008, 10:46 PM)
You can check it out at http://tariff.customs.gov.my
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Thanks for the link! smile.gif

Hrmm... I searched for Music... and I've found...

Taff: 9202 - other string Musical instruments (for example, guitars, violins, harps) -> BLANKS (Did not indicate tax or no tax)
Taff: 9206 - percussion Musical instruments (for example, drums, etc...) -> Import Nil, 10% sales tax (Woah! they gonna disect it up like THAT?!!)
Taff: 9209 - Musical instrument strings -> Import Nil, 10% sales tax

If the import tax is Nil, means customs cannot tax ya? Sales tax is only when we're intending to SELL it yes? So if its for personal use, we can ignore this?

Sorry for bombarding you guys up all this noobish questions. *pai-seh* *blush*

Just wanna be safe mah... need bullets if customs officer tries to make things difficult. tongue.gif


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post Jun 29 2008, 08:37 AM


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Sales tax applies to anything that you have just bought, new or used, outside Malaysia and brought into Malaysia.

BTW, the blanks means that it's not subject to any kind of tax.
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post Jun 29 2008, 07:39 PM


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QUOTE(Party2DMax @ Jun 29 2008, 08:37 AM)
Sales tax applies to anything that you have just bought, new or used, outside Malaysia and brought into Malaysia.

BTW, the blanks means that it's not subject to any kind of tax.
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Ohh... NICE... thanks for the clarification. smile.gif


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post Jul 9 2008, 04:00 AM


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QUOTE(Party2DMax @ Jun 29 2008, 08:37 AM)
Sales tax applies to anything that you have just bought, new or used, outside Malaysia and brought into Malaysia.

BTW, the blanks means that it's not subject to any kind of tax.
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if i get accessories like the pickups, means how?
if it costs like rm 300, +10% sales tax means +rm30?
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post Jul 9 2008, 04:50 AM


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RM300 + shipping and insurance and take that total times 10%.
Otherwise, just stuff the pickup in your pocket and you won't get taxed.
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QUOTE(Party2DMax @ Jul 9 2008, 04:50 AM)
RM300 + shipping and insurance and take that total times 10%.
Otherwise, just stuff the pickup in your pocket and you won't get taxed.
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well, i am planning to order from ebay...
so that means they have to tax everything lo...
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post Jul 14 2008, 01:37 PM


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anyway if takut kena tax, all u need to do is to bring an old ugly bag , and some old stickers

stick some stickers on ur gear, tear it up, scratch ur gear a little bit, pour some chalk and stuff

2nd hand stuff won't get tax (out of sympathy perhaps?), anyway u can tell them u went to singapore for jamming. claim that you bought it in KL second hand

i brought a wavestation and karma last time, no tax. they didn't check anyway !!

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QUOTE(zzzxtreme @ Jul 14 2008, 01:37 PM)
anyway if takut kena tax, all u need to do is to bring an old ugly bag , and some old stickers

stick some stickers on ur gear, tear it up, scratch ur gear a little bit, pour some chalk and stuff

2nd hand stuff won't get tax (out of sympathy perhaps?), anyway u can tell them u went to singapore for jamming. claim that you bought it in KL second hand

i brought a wavestation and karma last time, no tax. they didn't check anyway !!
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The reason why 2nd hand stuff dont get tax is because you wouldn't want to be taxed for the same item over and over again, everytime u pass the custom with it. laugh.gif

Even losing the box and everything, make it look like a used item is good enough. Besides, usually the customs at the airport just sit down and do nothing.



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post Jul 23 2008, 07:52 PM


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I really don't know what's the confusion that you guys are having...LOL

I bought:-
Fender Strat and Mustang from US - no tax
my Big baby from Singapore using train - no tax
Gibson SG from Singapore using train - no tax
most recently a Martin D-16GT acoustic - no tax

so did someone here actually got taxed for a guitar? As far as I know, legally speaking, no tax, but if you were to be shipping like 10 guitars then maybe( I'm not sure) you'll get tackx.
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post Jul 23 2008, 10:20 PM


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QUOTE(blademaster @ Jul 23 2008, 07:52 PM)
I really don't know what's the confusion that you guys are having...LOL

I bought:-
Fender Strat and Mustang from US - no tax
my Big baby from Singapore using train - no tax
Gibson SG from Singapore using train - no tax
most recently a Martin D-16GT acoustic - no tax

so did someone here actually got taxed for a guitar? As far as I know, legally speaking, no tax, but if you were to be shipping like 10 guitars then maybe( I'm not sure) you'll get tackx.
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cause you are talking about hand carrying ...

we are talking about buying online , getting it shipped here...saves the time and holiday fees all the way to overseas you see smile.gif
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post Jul 23 2008, 10:37 PM


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So lets say I bring my guitar up to Singapore by bus.I still won't get taxed,right? All their fancy machines scare me,haha.
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QUOTE(Party2DMax @ Jun 29 2008, 08:37 AM)
Sales tax applies to anything that you have just bought, new or used, outside Malaysia and brought into Malaysia.

BTW, the blanks means that it's not subject to any kind of tax.
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The blanks does not mean it's not subject to any kind of tax....

IT MEANS THE BLOODY TAX DEPT WEBSITE IS FAULTY!!!!

if you check the full schedule, u ll see that these so called blanks are actually subheading of the bigger title which states that all these are taxed..
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post Jul 24 2008, 02:15 AM


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QUOTE(freakfingers12 @ Jul 23 2008, 10:37 PM)
So lets say I bring my guitar up to Singapore by bus.I still won't get taxed,right? All their fancy machines scare me,haha.
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errrrrrrrrrrrr

so far i never kena lah ...i think if you *declare it ..you might ..not sure..

i always don't declare anything lah of course .. tongue.gif
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post Jul 25 2008, 12:32 AM


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QUOTE(Mr. Z @ Jul 23 2008, 11:39 PM)
The blanks does not mean it's not subject to any kind of tax....

IT MEANS THE BLOODY TAX DEPT WEBSITE IS FAULTY!!!!

if you check the full schedule, u ll see that these so called blanks are actually subheading of the bigger title which states that all these are taxed..
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Whoa..mean chances is 50/50.Depends on our luck lo.
This is dangerous man.Damn taxes. doh.gif

Cheers...
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QUOTE(crysania @ Jul 25 2008, 12:32 AM)
Whoa..mean chances is 50/50.Depends on our luck lo.
This is dangerous man.Damn taxes. doh.gif

Cheers...
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not 50/50 la,
u gotta go through the whole schedule, if u stare only using the search function, u ll miss the main section..
hard to explain, but if u have seen the main statutory book of any law before, u ll know what i m talking about...
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post Jul 25 2008, 12:05 PM


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Ok... let's summarize...

1. refer http://tariff.customs.gov.my for tax details.
2. if your product turn out with BLANKS, it means the tax details is in a higher grouping. tax free for your item is only when it says specifically 0% in the tax columns.
3. all taxable items above RM500 will most probably be retained and you will need to pick it up in person UNLESS you go through agents (courier companys and etc...). In the case of agents, you will need to pay them the tax amount as well as their fee later.

Honestly though... EVEN if the item is taxable, it's most likely going to be 10% ... it isn't that big a deal... yes?

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post Jul 25 2008, 03:12 PM


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QUOTE(limsy @ Jul 25 2008, 12:05 PM)
Ok... let's summarize...

1.  refer http://tariff.customs.gov.my for tax details.
2.  if your product turn out with BLANKS, it means the tax details is in a higher grouping.  tax free for your item is only when it says specifically 0% in the tax columns.
3.  all taxable items above RM500 will most probably be retained and you will need to pick it up in person UNLESS you go through agents (courier companys and etc...).  In the case of agents, you will need to pay them the tax amount as well as their fee later.

Honestly though... EVEN if the item is taxable, it's most likely going to be 10% ... it isn't that big a deal... yes?
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i never kena tax for anything i brought back from sg to kl and vice versa and all my gears if i bought online are shippe to singapore and i go back and pick it up. never kena tax or anything at all. ZERO. Nil Zilch, i guess depends on luck.

and my band that came for the mydm gig bought all their gears and never got tax and they took the bus.
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Let's say you buy a secondhand instrument from ebay. Can't you just ask the seller to mail it over as a gift instead of a sales item?

So if you happen to get taxed, you can just say, "My uncle/aunty/whatever sent me this item as a birthday gift."

Is this possible?
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i think even though its a gift, it has to be taxed. i could be wrong about this.

my friend bought lotsa stuff from singapore's sales at the end of the year wan. he bought a whole tama super star, swt goliathIII and some other stuff.

he sneaked it by customs i think. risky ler, but i guess worth it?


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QUOTE(limsy @ Jul 25 2008, 12:05 PM)
Ok... let's summarize...

1.  refer http://tariff.customs.gov.my for tax details.
2.  if your product turn out with BLANKS, it means the tax details is in a higher grouping.  tax free for your item is only when it says specifically 0% in the tax columns.
3.  all taxable items above RM500 will most probably be retained and you will need to pick it up in person UNLESS you go through agents (courier companys and etc...).  In the case of agents, you will need to pay them the tax amount as well as their fee later.

Honestly though... EVEN if the item is taxable, it's most likely going to be 10% ... it isn't that big a deal... yes?
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Looking at the official customs website, guitars DO have a sales tax of 10%:
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9202                Other string musical instruments (for example, guitars, violins, harps).                                     
9202 10 000 920210000 - Played with a bow UNT (1) Nil  Nil 10%  0% 0% 0.00%  0% 0% Nil Nil Nil       
9202 90 000 920290000 - Other                UNT (1) Nil  Nil 10%  0% 0% 0.00%  0% 0% Nil Nil Nil
The 10% refers to sales tax.

From http://www.malaysiaexports.com/malaysia.37.import.duties.htm

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Import duty will be leviable on the goods imported into Malaysia. The rate of import duty varies according to the type of goods imported.
There is only one type of duties
leviable on goods imported into Malaysia.

The rate applicable to each category of goods imported are indicated on each category of goods in column (4) of the first schedule to the Customs Duties Order 1996.

There are instances where the imported goods may not attract import duty but attract sales tax.

Sales Tax practiced in Malaysia, is a single stage tax levied on certain imported and locally manufactured goods, either at the time of importation or at the time the goods are sold or otherwise disposed of by the manufacturer.
And 10% is a lot. RM500 on top of RM5000 is pretty painful.

My question now is: is there any exemption for shipping an item as 'GIFT'


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QUOTE(ph34rthesaint @ Sep 9 2008, 11:04 AM)
And 10% is a lot. RM500 on top of RM5000 is pretty painful.

My question now is: is there any exemption for shipping an item as 'GIFT'
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yes it will be exp if the item is higher priced.

i'm not sure about the gift part. but if u bring one in i guess u can say its a gift.
but if u bring 5 guitars, how to say its a gift wor?
the guy wanna close one eye oso cannot lah!

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hey guys, i am planning to buy an amp from the states, and i need to know the procedure involved when my amp arrives to the country. at the same time, how much custom fees that i need to pay as well as the taxes that are involved. for your information, i am planning to buy a mesa boogie mark IV (2nd hand) which cost about $2000. will there be any chance that my amplifier will be detained by chance? finally, if the seller is willing to list as a gift, will it be exempted from the customs?
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hey guys, i am planning to buy an amp from the states, and i need to know the procedure involved when my amp arrives to the country. at the same time, how much custom fees that i need to pay as well as the taxes that are involved. for your information, i am planning to buy a mesa boogie mark IV (2nd hand) which cost about $2000. will there be any chance that my amplifier will be detained by chance? finally, if the seller is willing to list as a gift, will it be exempted from the customs?
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you may want to try vshub.com. i used them once. they clear it and send to my house. not sure how much is the tax, but when i buy something online, i will include the tax to my overall cost. the trouble if my items get stuck in the custom will cost me more. i live in mlk, to go all the way to the custom near lcct is expensive...and probably i need to argue with the custom guy sammo. i saw in the thread that some of the custom guy actually ask u to open your items there.
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QUOTE(MalaysiaCan @ Feb 1 2009, 03:08 PM)
you may want to try vshub.com.
eh cool.
finally got service like that for malaysia, but its a 3rd party service right?
singapore has something similar thats provided by their post office.

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QUOTE(oasys @ Jan 20 2009, 01:35 AM)
hey guys, i am planning to buy an amp from the states, and i need to know the procedure involved when my amp arrives to the country. at the same time, how much custom fees that i need to pay as well as the taxes that are involved. for your information, i am planning to buy a mesa boogie mark IV (2nd hand) which cost about $2000. will there be any chance that my amplifier will be detained by chance? finally, if the seller is willing to list as a gift, will it be exempted from the customs?
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there is tax for 2nd hand items?
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dunno bout handcarry (handcarry an amp? lol)
but yes 2nd hand items got taxed too, if shipped.

eh i din notice its from singapore..... lol. so the above statement, can be false. tongue.gif

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izit safe to buy drum set online(oversea)???

coz malaysia wait for 1 year+++ still dun have!!!........
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gift is taxable also. just tell customs your musical instrument is old one, and you brought it from malaysia to singapore to jam/gig. just stick some old stickers make it look old. i pass by 3 times with 2 used keyboard and 1 new keyboard last time
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izit safe to buy drum set online(oversea)???

coz malaysia wait for 1 year+++ still dun have!!!........
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y dont you ask the shop or supplier to bring in themselves?
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y dont you ask the shop or supplier to bring in themselves?
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waited for more than a year still no yet bring in...


Added on February 12, 2009, 2:23 pmbtw where can I buy music stuff in Singapore?

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the usual lor, swee lee, davis etc. check the sticky.
if you have a few things to get its actually worth going down to singapore just to buy equipment and come back up.. you'll save a lot
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the usual lor, swee lee, davis etc. check the sticky.
if you have a few things to get its actually worth going down to singapore just to buy equipment and come back up.. you'll save a lot
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cheaper there?
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For a Pearl Forum FZ, it's better for you to just buy it from Bentley. New stock coming in this month.
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i just bought a keyboard last week from singapore. at customs, they scan the bag, ask me "Keyboard ke?" , i said "Ha ah". then she let me pass.

I assume musical instruments no tax hoh?
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For a Pearl Forum FZ, it's better for you to just buy it from Bentley. New stock coming in this month.
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I went to wisma bentley they say not sure...... since last year till last week still same answer
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I went to wisma bentley they say not sure...... since last year till last week still same answer
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The stock was suppose to arrive last Nov but it was delayed but it's now here, just don't know how long Bentley will take to sort out their stocks. But from what I heard suppose to be this month.
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The stock was suppose to arrive last Nov but it was delayed but it's now here, just don't know how long Bentley will take to sort out their stocks. But from what I heard suppose to be this month.
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suppose they want to clear old stuff first can it be?


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The stock was suppose to arrive last Nov but it was delayed but it's now here, just don't know how long Bentley will take to sort out their stocks. But from what I heard suppose to be this month.
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I saw a posted on the bentley website saying no order for FZ...


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Hi,

I am a Malaysian currently residing in Singapore. I am interested to buy the digital piano Yamaha P85 from Singapore. If I were to shift back to KL by year end, will they still charge me tax for an used music instrument? Btw I'll be bringing it back by the car.

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QUOTE(mercury_bun @ Aug 10 2009, 12:40 PM)
Hi,

I am a Malaysian currently residing in Singapore. I am interested to buy the digital piano Yamaha P85 from Singapore. If I were to shift back to KL by year end, will they still charge me tax for an used music instrument? Btw I'll be bringing it back by the car.

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You sure it's not cheaper to buy the P-85 from M'sia instead? I may be able to get one for you, though stock is limited because it's been replaced by the Arius 140?

PM me for details, cheers.
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QUOTE(cristiano7mu @ May 23 2008, 04:50 PM)
Recently found out Singapore selling Yamaha Dtxplorer SGD1200 (1k cheaper than Malaysia after convert from SGD to RM.)

So i'm planning to buy at SG, am i allowed to bring it into msia?
If can, how much is the TAX i need to pay? hm, btw most probably i will  come back by train.

Other than this way, another other method u guys recommend??
-ask singaporean frens to buy n later post it to my hse.
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if u buy guitar from oversea...
juz said is was a gift from sumone...
or by posting juz asked the person who post it to send it as a gift...
without any receipt and box in the package...
this method is to avoid from paying taxes...
but dont do it frequently or else the immigration will detect that u purchasing the guitar...
this method have been tested by my fren...
dont blame me if u get caught...
mayb it juz my fren luck...

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got q's... say u go to japan for a trip... and u bought a guitar there, and carry it back on flight with you,.. will it get taxed?
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Hey Guys,

I'd really like to know how does online shops ship in their products for sale online while customs are that strict even when it comes to personal use.
I will be shipping in a batch of cosmetics for personal use from US(above RM1000) and now it's being detained. ZzZ....

I'm shipping in via USPS, I heard that customs rarely open up parcels shipped via DHL. Is that true?
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Just say that it's your sister's. And that she gave it to you as a present.
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personal use also they will see the package.
if they see got multiples of the same item, then they will say its not for personal use and will still tax.
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Ummmmm..... this is a musician's thread........ what does that have to do with cosmetics?
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Sori... I might be little bit out from the thread title..

instead of from Singapore.. this is from USA.

Type of Instrument : a normal harp.
made of instrument : wood.
Cost : - US$3,000.00

Do you think i will get tax when the parcel arrived to my door step ?

Any sifus are welcome to advise me pls. thank you.
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is the instruments there really cheap compare to malaysia?
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is the instruments there really cheap compare to malaysia?
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not really... but how often u see a harp around here... KampungKUL sells MIC harps. rclxub.gif Min capital; max profit.

Saw one in Euphony RM12k+... MIC.

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QUOTE(subangman @ Nov 14 2010, 10:17 AM)
not really... but how often u see a harp around here... KampungKUL sells MIC harps.  rclxub.gif  Min capital; max profit.

Saw one in Euphony RM12k+... MIC.
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Retail prices from singapore and USA are pretty much the same if you're comparing it after conversion. But i guess if you compare it in a way, that 900usd for a USA fender for Americans and rm4k for a US Fender for Malaysians. Its like we're paying rm900 for squier?
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Well, hope this thread is appropriate to ask my question..

I'm at the end of a Working Holidays Visa in Australia. I've bought thru eBay from USA some brand new DJ Stuff (2xturntables + mixer) 3 months ago.

I've planned to send it by postal service coz it's too heavy for taking it on the plane..

I've read this on a website :

All used personal and household goods and electrical appliances, which are more than six (6) months old, are allowed to import Duty-Free for expatriates intending to work in Malaysia and returning Malaysian citizen.

Documentary evidence such as invoices, sales receipts, or insurance papers may be required for items less than six (6) months old.
Owner must be in Malaysia to sign documents if necessary. Photocopy with latest entry stamp required for customs clearance. Work permit / visa not required. All household goods and personal effects are subject to 100% customs examination at port of entry. Duties/taxes will be levied on new items less than 6 months old.

So basically my question is how many percent taxes will I have to pay when my parcels gonna arrive at malaysian customs? Coz on http://tariff.customs.gov.my/ it's not really clear, a lot of different category for the word "turntable" with different taxes rates & nothing for mixer, except mixer for vegetables lol...

I've also thought to change the invoices & make it 6 months old to avoid paying any taxes... Will it work even with the original boxes & absolutely no tears, scratches on my stuff? I'm very clean about my personal stuff so even after 3 months use it is still brand new looking...

Any help?


ps: I'm not working in Malaysia, I'm not malaysian citizen, I'm just a tourist coming to Malaysia from Australia for vacations before going back to my original country.
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Hello all!

The taxes occured to anything about RM1000 to a 10% tax. Nowadays they put a new notice saying that. Either in the flight when i brought some musical tools from China and i order spare parts from England i also get a 10% tax for the amount reaching RM1000. You have to send items less than RM1000 or you have a valid transaction receipt that you have used for more than 6 months. Any other questions, you can PM me. Hope it explains to you all smile.gif
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i suggest before u enter customs, get rid of the boxes and all the wrappings so that u can claim the items is not brand new..tell them your fren gave it to you..sure can avoid tax..done this many times icon_rolleyes.gif
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Gosh..... my wind instrument also kena tax..... but based on the 'http://tariff.customs.gov.my/" is empty........

btw, I called 03 8777 3777 this number to verify........


damn need to go LCCT terminal to bayar, anyone know where is the exact place???
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QUOTE(Sphenix @ Aug 3 2011, 10:01 AM)
Gosh..... my wind instrument also kena tax..... but based on the 'http://tariff.customs.gov.my/" is empty........

btw, I called 03 8777 3777 this number to verify........
damn need to go LCCT terminal to bayar, anyone know where is the exact place???
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I think the customs office is before LCCT opposite Pos Malaysia. Just park your car outside and walk in to the Custom office. If you are not familiar. Plenty of agents outside 'cari makan'. They will help you but with a fee. But first thing you need to confirm your instrument is import via sea or air? If sea, then you will need to go clear it in Port Klang.

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I think the customs office is before LCCT opposite Pos Malaysia. Just park your car outside and walk in to the Custom office. If you are not familiar. Plenty of agents outside 'cari makan'. They will help you but with a fee. But first thing you need to confirm your instrument is import via sea or air? If sea, then you will need to go clear it in Port Klang.

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i think quite confirm is via AIR, as the officer ask me to go LCCT there......

anyone wanna makan this???? lol.......
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i think quite confirm is via AIR, as the officer ask me to go LCCT there......

anyone wanna makan this???? lol.......
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Alright then the Cargo area will be opposite Pos Malaysia before LCCT. Looking for a 'budak cargo' is as easy as just standing outside the Custom office.

Cheers.......
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sorry to bring up old topic. i need some help.

im moving to KL from singapore and want to bring my keyboard over.

i check with airline already, i just need to buy extra seat to hand carry it on the plane, which is still reasonable. about 20 RM only as the extra seat wont be taxed.

if im coming from LCCT, hand carry out of immigration. will i get any trouble from the kastam? first time bring my keyboard out of singapore, i dont want trouble.

thanks!

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Just want to ask a question,

I would like to buy a squier bass guitar pack at singapore. It's like a huge box and all the amps and guitar are in there. How to avoid tax from custom ? Do I have to seperate all the stuff ?
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QUOTE(AkalilYY @ Aug 13 2011, 09:41 PM)
Just want to ask a question,

I would like to buy a squier bass guitar pack at singapore. It's like a huge box and all the amps and guitar are in there. How to avoid tax from custom ? Do I have to seperate all the stuff ?
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hand carry the guitar, amp put in check in luggage. throw away the box. lol.
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if u bought like an AMP yg besar2 tu maybe kene kot... cos.. beli PS3, Pedal.. they never ask u to pay any taxes... one thing for sure.. if its not that too big... and be confident as if u own it and brought it with u from KL... hehehhee...
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QUOTE(whatsupbro @ Aug 14 2011, 10:51 AM)
if u bought like an AMP yg besar2 tu maybe kene kot... cos.. beli PS3, Pedal.. they never ask u to pay any taxes... one thing for sure.. if its not that too big... and be confident as if u own it and brought it with u from KL... hehehhee...
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i'd kena tax for bringing in a mic to m'sia b4.. blink.gif
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hand carry the guitar, amp put in check in luggage. throw away the box. lol.
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i'd kena tax for bringing in a mic to m'sia b4..  blink.gif
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too bad... maybe cos u haven't unpacked it from the box...
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this is confusing. i want to bring in an acoustic guitar from the US. its about 300USD.. will my stuff get detained and i would have to go and pay ??
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Hi guys, so I read the whole thread and know that the best way to escape from tax is to get rid of the box and receipt.

So I am planning to get a fulltone fulldrive from SG next month, any tips on where should I go? Will it be available or we have to order it first? Cause here, we have to order it in advance or wait for a pretty long period of time for the stocks to come in. Any suggestions? Thanks! smile.gif
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call those shops up before u reach sg?
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QUOTE(whatsupbro @ Aug 15 2011, 03:13 PM)
too bad... maybe cos u haven't unpacked it from the box...
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my point is, even a small thing (microphone) dat can't be used standalone (unlike ifon, psp, etc) can be kena tax one..

i'd bringing goods sg-jb regularly & i'd say dis tax thingy is dpend on ur luck actually.. yes there is, some tips to avoid it, but wrong place, wrong time u still kena one.. tongue.gif
get rid the packaging is a good idea but NOT the receipt. sometime those dunno-nothing-custom guy/chicks just simply overrate ur goods then tax u higher than its actual rate..

some more tips, cross it within peak-hour & avoid bus/taxi

for the Fulltone, u can checked with ebenex.. they are very effective if u forward ur queries via email
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Thanks guys. Hopefully they have enough time to prepare before I go
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Well, as I know, if u buy the guitar from Sg, and u bring along the receipt (or anything related that show u are buying from SG), definitely they will tax u.

So here's my suggestion (and I did b4 actually): I bought a bass guitar from Sg, and I just throw all those receipt bla bla bla, and the officer really got ask me, I told him I am a bass guitarist, and just back from a performance in Sg, and they just let me go. lol
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how about jeans and shirts. does Kastam tax them.
is it 30% too?
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mnajem, just put it in a luggage, throw all receipts and tags. and make them messy (looking un-ironed)
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