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falsifying value for tax reasons

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Inactive Etsy Member 12:47 pm Jun 19, 2012 EDT edited
thats something you choose when shipping via private courier, whether the sender will pay or the receiver, for the various taxes and fees. thats the only time I have seen that

and the customer is the importer
you'll find it on the customs forms of someplace like FedEx. They give you a variety of choices regarding who is charged the each of the fees & taxes. You can accept or pass on every single charge. The USPS form does not show that because they do not have separate brokers.

>So, it sounds like a legit request, but I'm wondering WHERE on the Customs form would you write this statement?
Thanks for that clarification Chris.
Thankfully, the USPS makes customs forms ridiculously easy compared to some other places ;)
Got this from the buyer...
"Importer will undertake customs clearance" tells customs I'm happy to pay the tax and stops the postal service from charging an £8 handling penalty for claiming it for them. It means my import costs are less and is completely above board - I will be paying 20% VAT on the total value of the order"

Seems legit to me. Still not sure where exactly to put it on the shipping label. I guess I will have to check with my PO.
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Inactive Etsy Member 1:43 pm Jun 19, 2012 EDT
oh, yea, i didnt read it right. it means that the customer will go to customs themselves and clear it through, VS the post system picking it up at customs and clearing it through then delivering it

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