Threadless, Philippine Customs and ridiculous tax rates

That’s a whopping 36.79% TAX!!!!

Last week we ordered thirteen shirts at ranging from $9.99 to $14.00. The total bill was $196.72 (13 shirts $148.40 + $48.32 UPS Express Saver 1-3 days shipping time), this is roughly PHP 8,350.

However yesterday i was informed that the custom has held our shipment because we need to pay taxes. i am not sure how this was computed but the total tax was PHP 3,072, that’s a whopping 36.79% TAX!!!! Back in 2010 we shipped eight shirts from the same website and we paid no taxes. A friend told me that they might thought that our goods are for sale because of the quantity and charged us higher taxes.

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