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weeble Offline

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Question Customs Info Needed Please
Hi guys, again, sorry for the lack of posts - in my last post I mentioned I had been sick for the past 2.5 years, finally diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Not nice but now starting to feel a bit human again and getting to do more stuff...anyhow.....

I bit the bullet and ordered a Resmed AirSense S10 for her from my normal US supplier. (have purchased 2 before with no problems) however this time, it arrived in OZ on Monday but customs have held it up until I can prove the cost (which I just sent the email to them). However, they are saying that if it is over $1000 I will have to pay tax...can anyone Australian on here advise if this is correct because I am sure that medical equipment is exempt. I have no idea who to contact regarding this so all and any information would be most appreciated. According to the tracking it's held at Brisbane EMS but I had to email postimportsnsw

Thank you so much in advanceThanks
11-12-2015 08:59 PM
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Gyddyup Offline

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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
you are correct about the GST being exempt, although I had to pay $56.20 for my resmed to be released through customs as it was over $1000.00
11-12-2015 09:45 PM
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justMongo Offline

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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
There are quite a few Aussies on the forum. zonk and moderator DeepBreathing are two who come to mind.
DeepBreathing is online now -- send him a PM. (He's in Perth.)

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
11-12-2015 10:46 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
Hi weeble,
Great to hear from you again and I hope you get to feeling better.
Good luck with your customs problem and I hope you get your new machine, soon.
I’ll be anxious to hear how you like it.

trish6hundred
11-12-2015 11:26 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
Yes, it is GST exempt. Go to the Border Farce site https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Carg/CMR-/GST-Exemption-Codes The code you want is B124

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
11-13-2015 04:35 AM
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weeble Offline

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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
Thanks everyone. DeepBreathing, the link you gave me doesn't work. Keeps coming up Resource cannot be found. Trish6Hundred, I will let you know.
11-13-2015 02:09 PM
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justMongo Offline

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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
Link didn't work for me either; but I assumed it was because I was coming from a US IP address.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
11-13-2015 02:51 PM
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GoodnightWalter Offline

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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
I'm not allowed to post links.

PM sent.

None of the hyperlinks on the borderfarce website point you to where it says it goes, just like going to their office in person.
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11-13-2015 05:53 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
(11-13-2015 02:09 PM)weeble Wrote:  Thanks everyone. DeepBreathing, the link you gave me doesn't work. Keeps coming up Resource cannot be found. Trish6Hundred, I will let you know.

Apologies - I included a full stop (period) at the end of the link. It's fixed now.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
11-13-2015 06:13 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Customs Info Needed Please
Unlike NZ, in Australia CPAP machine are GST exempt https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Duty/Indi...ortations)
Scroll down to "GST Act Schedule 3 and subsection 38-45(1)"
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) appliances B124
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I haven't bought anything over $1000 but I recall someone did talk about some custom tax payable on items over $1000
Normally, the on-line suppliers knows the drill and fill the appropriate paperwork
It was in the news lately about lowering the $1000 on on-line purchases, not sure what was the outcome
(This post was last modified: 11-13-2015 08:46 PM by zonk.)
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