Import costs to Finland


(Björn Andersson) #1

I received my Model 01 about two weeks ago, and the customs duty bill today. There is no customs duty, only the tax of 24%. I don’t however understand how they turned the declared value of 100 USD to 127.72 EUR, and what the stated sum of 114.83 EUR comes from, on which there is a 0% tax. 100 USD should be less than 100 EUR. Anyway, 24% of 127.72 is 30.65 EUR:

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In addition to the tax I let FedEx take care of the paperwork, for which I paid 15.50 EUR. You can avoid this if do the import paperwork yourself.

So in total I paid 30.65 EUR + 15.50 EUR = 46.15 EUR.


Import tax/duty to UK
(JP) #2

Is this because it came from a “company”? Could an individual send it to you as a gift? Does that null and void import duties/taxes/fees?

I know I’ve sent stuff (actual gifts) to friends in Europe (specifically Austria and maybe Spain) and they did not have to pay customs/fees.


(Björn Andersson) #3

I don’t mind the tax and I expected it, and paid less than I expected, due to the declared value of 100 USD. I just don’t understand how they converted 100 USD to 127 EUR, but I could probably easily find out by visiting the Finnish customs web page. With current general exchange rates 100 USD would be about 87 EUR.

There is always at least a tax of 24% when you import somehting if the tax exceeds some value (10 EUR, or whatever the sum is nowadays). There is no tax or other duties on gifts.


#4

Shipping costs and such, maybe? German customs e.g. counts that, I think.


(Björn Andersson) #5

Yes, you are right, they put a tax on the shipping cost as well. That would explain it. However, the included invoice just mentions the total invoice value of 100 USD, and 0 USD freight. I don’t understand where they would have got the shipping value. Also, in import duties (which was 0% for the keyboard) shipping value is not included, and for that the customs has noted the value 114.83 EUR, so according to that they have used a shipping cost of 127.72 - 114.83 = 12.89 EUR in their calculations.