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Originally Posted by 187x View Post

I think you might be right, makes sense to me but $20.90 doesn't bother me, this monitor is amazing!

It should say right on the invoice. Fedex is not going to collect state sales tax, they collect duty/import tax and add a brokerage fee. If you actually read the invoice from customs it should say exactly what HS code the monitor was declared under and the tax rate for that code.

Canada != US. I think most people in the US are not paying import tax because items pass through customs with out inspection all the time. Only when an item is inspected and needs to be declared does an import tax get assessed.
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It should say right on the invoice. Fedex is not going to collect state sales tax, they collect duty/import tax and add a brokerage fee. If you actually read the invoice from customs it should say exactly what HS code the monitor was declared under and the tax rate for that code.
Why not? No, seriously, why not?
post #6013 of 25891
The fee FedEx charges is a handling fee. If you read your invoice, you'll see that in the fine print it says that it's not to pay for tax, duty, or customs. It's just a fee FedEx is charging you for having moved it through customs. They assess it based on the declared value of the merchandise. Is it a tax? Effectively yes, but it's levied by FedEx for FedEx, not the state.

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Edited by Particle - 8/22/13 at 9:24am
post #6014 of 25891
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Why not? No, seriously, why not?

In the US sales tax is collected at a state level. In each state there are varying laws (some states have zero sales tax). In california, for example, sales tax must be collected at the point of sale if the retailer has a brick and mortar (aka sales presence) in the state, otherwise it is up to the buyer to pay their sales tax at the end of the year (which no one does).

Like I said, OP would just need to read his invoice to confirm...
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Now that i can do 96Hz some games doesn't want to go above 60FPS with vsync on and some games even with off doesn't want to go above 60FPS. How can I fix this? I'm running Nvidia GTX570 SLI
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The fee FedEx charges is a handling fee. If you read your invoice, you'll see that in the fine print it says that it's not to pay for tax, duty, or customs. It's just a fee FedEx is charging you for having moved it through customs. They assess it based on the declared value of the merchandise. Is it a tax? Effectively yes, but it's levied by FedEx for FedEx, not the state.
If I understand that correctly...

It means FedEx pays the tax on your behalf, then turns around and then charges you a fee for the courtesy of doing so... often larger than the actual tax paid. And calls it a "fee" so as to get around the fact that they're making money on paying tax/custom/fees.... At least, that's my own conspiracist theory. Which depressingly makes a lot of business sense frown.gif I know that on *another* purchase I made, this one through DHL, they charged me both the sales tax ($40), and their own customs fee ($10 on top of that).

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In the US sales tax is collected at a state level. In each state there are varying laws (some states have zero sales tax). In california, for example, sales tax must be collected at the point of sale if the retailer has a brick and mortar (aka sales presence) in the state, otherwise it is up to the buyer to pay their sales tax at the end of the year (which no one does).

Like I said, OP would just need to read his invoice to confirm...
I see. I still don't see why that means that FedEx doesn't collect sales tax, ever. It just seems entirely too coincidental that the fee is exactly equivalent to 7.5% of the (common) purchase price of a Qnix, when the item in question is in fact a Qnix monitor, on which no tax has been paid (but ought to have been paid).
post #6017 of 25891
I took some pictures of the invoice, all I can really see is 14.40 for Duty and I.R. Tax and $6.50 for a Advancement Fee, total of $20.90, and valued at $288


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The fee FedEx charges is a handling fee. If you read your invoice, you'll see that in the fine print it says that it's not to pay for tax, duty, or customs. It's just a fee FedEx is charging you for having moved it through customs. They assess it based on the declared value of the merchandise. Is it a tax? Effectively yes, but it's levied by FedEx for FedEx, not the state.

Yeah, that's probably what it is.
Edited by 187x - 8/22/13 at 10:02am
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I took some pictures of the invoice, all I can really see is 14.40 for Duty and I.R. Tax and 6.50 for a Advancement Fee $6.50, total of $20.90, and valued at $288
5% Duty? That's not something that you should be paying.
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5% Duty? That's not something that you should be paying.

Yeah, I dunno much about this stuff.
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I ordered two of these from dreamseller, so I have a customs fee to expect too? frown.gif
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