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claytonbrown2318@gmail.com
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24/07/2018 9:09 pm  

Hi -

 

Can anyone from the US share what it was like buying this?  Ready to pull the trigger just don't know what to expect in terms of taxes.  Also, will it be shipped to my house or do I need to like pick it up at customs or something like that?  I guess I might have to pay sales tax, but what other taxes did you have to pay?

 

Thanks

 

Clayton


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Steffen
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25/07/2018 10:37 am  

Hi Clayton,

The package will be delivered by TNT at your door, the pallet it is delivered on is 47 x 31 x 19 inches & 207 pounds. 

Due to you importing it from Europe you will have to pay local taxes off it once it enters the United States, TNT will take contact to you once they have the invoice ready. I cannot comment on other taxes as it depends on where you are located.

Regards

Steffen Hansen | CEO | FaseTech


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claytonbrown2318@gmail.com
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25/07/2018 4:00 pm  

Thanks Steven - I know it's hard for you guys to calculate this, that's why I was hoping another customer could tell me.  I've never imported something before so I just have no clue.  For example if the import tax is 25% I'm looking at over a thousand dollars in taxes.

 


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01G8R
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25/07/2018 4:43 pm  

I'm interested in this as well.  I have imported items before and Customs will probably charge an import duty.  That percentage will depend on what it is classified as.  Maybe Steffen can let us know what is put on the export paperwork so we can look up the duty.  I haven't ever been charged local tax on the imports I have done, but it has all been industrial equipment.  That is up to the end user to remit in my experience, but maybe TNT can confirm this.  Steffen can you give us the contact at TNT to try and get these questions answered?  Thanks.


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claytonbrown2318@gmail.com
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25/07/2018 4:54 pm  

Talking to a friend in imports / exports they said I need to know the HTS code, then I can import the code in a government website to find the tax.

https://hts.usitc.gov/

So it depends on what code TNT is given.  Some things have zero tax, others have like 60% tax.

 


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Steffen
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25/07/2018 6:18 pm  

Yes you are correct, within the EU i have to charge TAX from my country which means i add 25% on top of the simulator for all EU sales. Unfortunately we are not in a position to open a department in the US currently, but we are looking into it. 

Due to the very different laws across regions i am quite hesitant to answer it as i might be wrong but i do know the law within the EU. If you are buying it as a consumer i would have to pay 25% VAT (Danish VAT) and pay customs dependent on the item i am buying. I have a list from the Danish government i can look up, you might have the same for your government.

For a better explanation you can contact TNT here (US)  https://www.tnt.com/express/en_us/site/contact.html

The product specification seems to be individual from country to country. In Denmark it is considered an amusement machine.

Steffen Hansen | CEO | FaseTech


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claytonbrown2318@gmail.com
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27/07/2018 1:06 pm  

Again, talking to my friend in import/export, she told me the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS Code) is GLOBAL.  So when you ship to ... let's say ... France, you have to put a code down, explaining what's in the container - correct?  We need this code to calculate our duties / taxes.  I believe Amusement Rides would fall under code 9508.90.00.  I called TNT and even they said, "we cannot tell you the taxes / duties without the HTS Code".


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Steffen
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27/07/2018 5:26 pm  

Correct, i have sent an email to our TNT department to see if they can get me the code. We just provide a description for TNT so they must have it. I expect to have an answer tomorrow then i'll get back to you.

Steffen Hansen | CEO | FaseTech


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01G8R
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04/08/2018 5:13 am  

Any update on this?


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dev929
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06/08/2018 2:23 pm  

My racingcube should be here Friday.  I'll post here if I was charged any taxes.


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Steffen
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09/08/2018 4:59 pm  

Hi all,

Sorry for the delay, we just sent out a brand new batch and i am still in United States, so it is hard for me to get in contact with our customs. 

So the Customs Tariff code is 8805 21 00. In Denmark we do not have any TAX on the product, but it might change depending on where you are located.

Steffen Hansen | CEO | FaseTech


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dev929
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14/08/2018 4:46 pm  

My RacingCube came in today (New York).  I did not have to pay any taxes.

 

What are the odds? I pre-order 5 months ago and it gets delivered the day Fasetech crew 

are visiting my home city of New York. Its fate. LOL

 

 

 

 

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Steffen
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15/08/2018 4:40 pm  

Totally a coincidence =) The tax you have to pay depends on the country and state you are in. In Denmark our tariff code is not subject to any taxes, and it might not be in yours too. Glad it finally arrived! If you have any questions please message us! 

Steffen Hansen | CEO | FaseTech


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Talon1482
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24/08/2018 2:25 pm  

I went and picked my RaciCube up on the 14th of August (because FedEx is completely incompetent) and yesterday I got a bill in the mail from FedEx for $32 and change in US customs fees.  Just thought I would let everyone know.


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Kevin Rasmussen
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28/08/2018 3:55 am  

I got my tax bill for it today and its total was $32.67. I live in Phoenix Arizona for what its worth.


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