Hefty import taxes
I recently had some Christmas goods shipped here via UPS. The value was about 4,500 baht and shipping was a further 4,500 baht. The import tax and VAT I paid was calculated as 30% of the total value of the goods plus shipping, so I paid 3,700 baht. Is this correct? Surely the tax should be calculated on the value of the goods alone, not the goods plus shipping. Could someone please clarify?
Asked on Monday, January 12, 2004 | 10:14 AM
David Johnson, Rawai.
The 30% is calculated on the value of the goods plus shipping and insurance costs.