Australian import tax for pipe tobacco?
Would someone please help me to understand Australian import tax on pipe tobacco? I've read the Customs website but the issue is no clearer.
Firstly, this implies that someone is importing cigarettes, not pipe tobacco so I have no idea how much tax would apply, if any (I know that's unlikely). Secondly, does this mean that we're expected to pay over 130% of the value just in tax? If so, that's pretty rough.
Example 4: An importation of low value tobacco products (for example, 200 sticks = 8 packets x 25 sticks valued at A$60)
Customs duty of $0.33267/stick is the rate applicable as of 2/8/2010*
|Customs value (Cval)|
|Customs duty (Duty)@ $0.33267 per stick|
|International transport and insurance or postage (T&I)|
|Value of the Taxable Importation (VoTI)|
|Goods and Services Tax (GST) @ 10% of the VoTI|
|Total payable Duty + GST|
(Customs duty rates are subject to change. Please check the current published rates
(Other import processing charges may apply
I just thought I'd ask the question here and hopefully get an experienced answer, rather than emailing Customs and getting a reply from someone who either has no idea or treats me like a criminal just because I have a question about tobacco.
Leigh ~ straights, single edges, double edges, boars, badgers, pipes ~ BOTOC