Sorry if this isn’t the appropriate place for this post, but I figured many of you are experienced in this area, and I’m in serious need of advice. So today I purchased a couple of high-end beasts from a private seller, and I didn’t take into account that I will have to pay import tax/customs duties, etc. To be honest, I’m not new to buying toys, but 100% of my buying has been done on eBay or in person. This is my first time buying from a private seller where I’m responsible for my own customs duties.
My questions are:
1)Do I have to pay customs duties/taxes for toys shipped from Netherlands?
2)If I am responsible for additional import fees, which ones?
3)How, when, and where do I pay for these fees? I’ve found some information on Cbp.gov (pay.gov), but am not sure where to find the proper forms.
4) Is it true that import duties/taxes are roughly 5% of the value of the items being imported?
My background is:
1) Receiving package of laser beasts (two shield battlers) from Netherlands
2)I live in the United States of America (California)
3)Package value is roughly $800
Thank you all so much for the help! I should have done my research earlier!
Edited by Calavera, 30 July 2022 - 10:12 PM.