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Old 05-10-2019, 08:57 PM
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Default Emerald Import Tax?

I just ordered an Emerald X7. What can I expect to pay in import tax/duty into the US?
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I ordered an X7 three years ago, and I didn't pay any taxes or duties...
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Supposed to be zero rated. Didn't get charged anything on the Chimaera last month.
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I paid no taxes or duties on mine late last year.
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Two guitars shipped from Emerald in Ireland to US last year, no taxes or duties on either...
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No duties when Iíve received an Emerald at my winter home in Florida. The last one I bought, an X20 was shipped to my home in Canada. My research suggested that with the free-trade agreement between my country and Ireland, I wouldnít be charged any customs fees. Well, that didnít end-up being true. Quite a hefty charge, which I appealed, got some $ back, but it was still a good sum that I hadnít expected. Good thing I like the guitar.
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4 Emeralds imported between 2013 and 2019, have never been charged import tax. It seems like occasionally people get hit with tax, but I strongly believe that only happens when someone at the PO makes a mistake.
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:22 PM
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It seems like occasionally people get hit with tax, but I strongly believe that only happens when someone at the PO makes a mistake.
Ditto. None on four new Emerald purchases so far. There was a thread here about 18-24 months ago (?) where a US member was hit with import duty right at the end of a calendar year, perhaps anticipating a change in the law, but he filed an appeal. I'm not sure if he got his money back (don't recall a follow-up post closing the loop) but it is a mistake between Ireland and the US. YMMV with other countries that have different treaties and tax laws.
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Iím in Canada. I got nailed for GST (goods & service tax) and PST (provincial sales tax) when my X20 came. It was about a $400 touch.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:46 AM
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Thanks for all the responses!
Thatís good news!
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