Import taxes to Australia is something that we continue to monitor for current tax and fee rates so we can best assist you in what to expect in additional costs of receiving an item from us.
We ship with FedEx which handles all of the related government taxes. A forthcoming shipment will be delivered to you with an additional bill from FedEx to pay related taxes. FedEx may contact you prior to delivery for payment of taxes before they release the item for delivery. Payment of taxes can be made with credit cards to FedEx.
Australian import taxes are calculated on imported goods with a value over AU$1,000 and consist of 3 parts:
1. Import Duty:
a. On loose gemstones – none
b. On finished jewelry – 5%
2. GST tax – 10% on the total of your purchase in AUD + import duty.
3. Import Processing Charge:
a. $0. On items under AU $999 or less
b. $88.00 on items AU$1,000-AU$10,000
c. $190.00 on items over AU$10,000
In addition FedEx imposes an Advancement Fee of 2.5% of the total amount of import taxes.
If you decide to return your item you will be able to have your tax payment refunded through filing forms which can be found on this website: https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-and-manufacturing/importing/cost-of-importing-goods/charges/refund-of-customs-duty
Although taxes are never enjoyable to pay, the process of delivery and tax payments through FedEx has been very accommodating in our experience and most shipments arrive within a few days from New York.
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