Thursday, November 15, 2007

import customs duty on LCD monitor whether for Computer or TV

There is less custom duty on LCD monitor of computer then the LCD TV.The goverment has issued guideline to diffrentiate between two types LCD display.Pl check techically before importing. In customs parlance the computer is called as ADP. For easy reference the circular is reproduced:
Circular No.33/2007-Cus.
F. No. 528/96/2001-Cus.(TU)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs

159A, North Block, New Delhi-1.
Dated 10th September, 2007.
To
All Chief Commissioners of Customs.
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
Chief Departmental Representatives, CESTAT.
All Commissioners of Customs.
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.

Subject: Classification of Digital LCD / Flat Panel Monitor - Admissibility of Notification benefits - reg.
***

It has been represented by the trade and industry association that certain difficulties have been faced in classification of monitors for use with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) machine and consequent import duty exemption benefits. Doubts have been expressed by field formations as to whether ‘LCD or Flat Panel Monitors, if used along with ADP Machines would be classifiable as ‘ADP Monitor’ and whether exemption from Customs duty vide Sl.No.17 of Notification No. 24/2005-Cus dated 1.3.2005 would be admissible.

2. The issue was examined in the Board. Monitors used along with ADP machines were classified till 31.12.2006, under heading 8471 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. Due to HS 2007 changes brought into effect from 1.1.2007, such monitors are presently classifiable under sub heading 8528 40. All types of monitors and projectors which are solely or principally used with an ADP machine is covered under the sub headings 8528 41(Cathode Ray Tube Monitors), 8528 51(Other types) and 8528 61(Projectors) and are extended with exemption of customs duty vide Sl.No.17 of notification No. 24/2005-Customs dated 1.3.2005. Further, television or video monitors were classifiable earlier under heading 8528. Presently these monitors used as Television or Video reception apparatus are classified under sub heading 8528 71 or 8528 72 as the case may be, and are not eligible for the aforesaid exemption.

3. This issue was also deliberated at the Conference of Chief Commissioners’ on Tariff and Allied Matters, wherein it was decided that the Board may issue guidelines on the basis of assessment practice that is being followed by Customs Commissionerate, Aircargo, Mumbai to distinguish ‘computer monitors’ from that of monitors for use with TV / Video and for classifying the goods under 8528 41 or 8528 51 (earlier classifiable under CTH 8471). However, to ensure uniformity, it was decided that Board could issue a circular in this regard.

4. Accordingly the technical features distinguishing the computer monitors from the other types of Television/video monitors are enclosed. These could be used by the officers of the field formation as guidance for assessment, examination of the said goods for determining its proper classification and extension of the notification benefit.
Yours faithfully,
(M.M.Partiban)
Director (Customs)
Tel.No.2309 3908
Click here for technical features

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ravindra Kumar

Thanks for maintaining nice blog

I would like to bring to India 26" LCD tv which I have used for more than 8 months. what will be the rate of duty fo this LCD tv? Please help

Rajendra (raj4job@gmail.com)

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Rajendra,
The rate of duty on LCD Tv is 31.703%.The value of Tv will be determined by the Customs after examining it. The maximium depreciation for first year is 16% of the value.
regards
Ravindra Kr

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Rajendra,
The rate of duty on LCD Tv is 31.703%.The value of Tv will be determined by the Customs after examining it. The maximium depreciation for first year is 16% of the value.
regards
Ravindra Kr

saudk said...

hi im bringing in a new 24" LCD Monitor HP W2408H from UAE(i currently reside here) which is used only on computer. Is there going to be customs duty on this or is it better i try to get it in india itself

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Saudk,
If it is LCD monitor and not LCD TV than there will be no Customs duty .But other duty like central excise duty 14%,education cess 3% and Additional duty of 4% will be collected.

The central excise duty is also calculated based on MRP price in India by giving 23% abatment on declared MRP price.
Which ever duty is more ,central excise duty based on 14% or the MRP based duty,will be taken as excise duty.

The rate of duty on LCD monitor for computer is same whether it is imported or manufactured in India.The deciding factor is the price in India,service after sales and availability of particular brand in INDIA.
Based on above fact, you may decide whether you have to buy in India or abroad.
Warm regards
Ravindra Kumar

Anonymous said...

Dear Ravindra Kumar,

First ... thanks for maintaining this very useful blog.

I am an NRI living in Malaysia with family since last more than 3 years. I am buying a 40" LCD TV worth about INR 85,000. I understand goods worth Rs. 25,000 is allowed free. Do I have to pay duty on the differential amount of INR 60,000 @ 31.7% - Depreciation; when I bring this to India ? What is the ebst way to bring this TV to India with minimum or no payment of duty etc. Is TR is the best way ?
Awaiting your reply

Indrajit Sen
Kualalumpur

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Indrajit,
Thanks for appreciations. Duty on Baggage goods,if value is more than Rs 25,000/- then ,duty is 35%, on the differential amount. Hence, Baggage import is best option.
warm regards
Ravindra Kumar

Anand said...

Ravindra,

I am planning to get 46 " lcd tv to India from USA. I am here for almost 2 yrs and I come under residence transfer category. The TV costs 96600 (2100 $). How much duty I have to pay and how much worth goods is duty free ?

Regards,
Anand

prateek.somaiya said...

Hi Ravindra

First up, this is a really useful blog and thankx a ton for writing it out in such great detail.

I'm on a B1 visit to US and I have a portable projector which I use frequently in presentations, now can you tell me how much duty will I have to pay when I take this projector back to india?


Thanks
Prateek

Anonymous said...

Hi Ravi,
I am planning to buy a LCD tv worth 475Euros but the same tv costs more in India say around 4 lakhs. Which amount will be used for taxation. The bill amount or the MRP of the LCD tv in India ?.Please advice.

Thanks
Arun

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Kumar,

When importing an LCD monitor from China to USA, does the product require any certification other than FCC? (i.e. UL, CE)
Your thoughts are much appreciated!

Vivek said...

hi,

Great bolg u have maintained.one question.
if a husband wife couple are doing a baggage import of a tv worth 50k.
can the 25 k duty free import be clubbed together for one product.

Appretiate ur help

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Vivek,
Under Customs law,each passenger is treated seperately.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Anonymous said...

Hey Ravi...
I'm currently satying in dubai. On my next visist to india i would like to take one Sony Bravia 37"" LCD TV. Can you please tell me what will be the duty tax i have to pay.?
Regards
Deepu

Anonymous said...

hi there... i want to bring used 24"lcd westinghouse monitor of value rs.13160 bought in 2007 from canada to india. how much the duty will be if carrying with me? can i carry in original packaging for safety?
thanks...
harry

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am thinking of importing a large amount of used computers and monitors to Kolkata from the UK. Can you please advice me what import tax I would have to pay in Kolkata.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ravindra Kumar,

I would like to take the 32 inch LCD TV from UAE to chennai, Indai. The price of the TV is 20000 INR. Could you please tell me what will be the import customs duty charges?
Regards,
Vel

Mukul said...

Hi Ravindra,

First of all I wish to thank you for giving clear information regarding import rules and duties.

My question is regarding import of an LCD monitor, Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA, which I have bought in Australia for AUD 319 (approx. Rs. 11600). I will bring it back with my as checked baggage. I've heard that personal electronic equipment up to Rs. 25000 is exempt from duty. As such, will I have to pay anything when I bring the monitor with me?

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Mukul,
Thanks for your feed back.No duty upto Rs 25,000/-on personal belongings including electronic goods.
Regards
Ravindra kR

Manohar said...

Dear Ravindra,
I wish to buy a telescope weighing 20kg from Australia, and would like to bring it back with me when I come back to India. The cost of the telescope will be 4000 AUD. How much payment will have to be made for import?

Will it be cheaper to have it couriered to myself?

Thank you.

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Manohar,
The duty difference between courier mode and as a personal baggage is around 3%.
As per my view ,it is better bring along with you rather than couriered.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Keith said...

Dear Ravindra Kumar,

First ... thanks for maintaining this very useful blog.

I am an NRI living in Dubai, UAE with my family since last 14 years. As I would be relocating to Mumbai for good I am planning to buy a new 46" LCD TV worth about INR 76,000. I understand goods worth Rs. 25,000 is allowed free. I plan to send this TV along with all my other household stuff to Mumbai via sea. What would be duty, taxes and other charged that I would have to pay for the LCD TV specifically.
What is the ebst way to bring this TV to India with minimum or no payment of duty etc. Is TR is the best way ?
Awaiting your reply

Keith Katalia
Dubai, UAE

vaibhav. kanabar said...

hi ravindra. im bringing a LCD from sinpapore worth 45k. What will be the customs (do i need to consider the weight of the LCD also ?) and also incase if i bring 2 small LCD worth 12k each would both be custom free.

RITESH aka rocky said...

hi ravindra kumar..i am on a social visit to singapore . i want to purchase a lcd monitor from singapore.can u give me details of how much duty will be collected from me..
thanks ritesh

Anand said...

Hi Ravindra,

I really appreciate the help you are doing with these blogs.

I live in USA. I would like to bring a 46 inch TV to India that costed me $1200 (approximately Rs 57,000/-). I recently saw somewhere that the customs tax has been reduced to 5% from 10% in this year's budget for LCD monitors and TVs. Is this correct? If not what will be my custom's duty? Is it a straight forward way of clearing customs? I couldn't follow the calulation method for central excise duty that you have mentioned above. And the last question is that the price of the TV in india is Rs. 50000 more than what I have purchased it for, how will this affect my total customs?

Thanks again,

Satish said...

Dear Mr.Ravinder,

I intend to carry a 32" LCD TV from Muscat to Bangalore for which I have bill worth Rial Oman 100/USD 300, I dont have any other electronic item with me. Please confirm the applicable customs duty.

Best regards,

Satish
Muscat

Kevin said...

Hi Ravindra,

This is regarding bringing my personal plasma tv 42", a hi-fi music system and an xbox game console, all together valued at AU$2500. I have these items for almost 10 months now and I am planning on returning back from Australia with these items. My question is how much customs duty or any duty would I have to pay if I want to bring these items with me or have them courier to an address in India?

Thank you.

Kevin

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Kevin,
Duty on TV is @ 24.421% . As far Baggage Rule is concerned, it is advisable to visit CBEC website link given in the blog . Various conditions are involved for getting Baggage import benefits.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Amarjit said...

Hi Mr. Ravindra,

I am living in Dubai and I want to bring SAMSUNG 32” LCD TV with me in my next trip to India. Its value in Dubai is Dirham 1600.00 equaling to INR 21200.00 as per the current currency exchange rate AED v/s INR. So, how much custom duty or any other duty would I have to pay?
Waiting for your favorable response

Best regards,
Amar

Roy said...

Hi Mr. Ravindra,

I m planning to buy a LCD tv about 32" from dubai.I m not planning to buy anything else.
Can i carry with my baggage free of cost or I have to pay the duty If yes then wat would be the custom duty charge ??

Thanks in advance.

Raman

Roy said...

Hi Mr. Ravindra,

I m planning to buy a LCD tv about 32" from dubai.I m not planning to buy anything else.
Can i carry with my baggage free of cost or I have to pay the duty If yes then wat would be the custom duty charge ??

Thanks in advance.

Raman

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Mr Raman,
Pl refer website http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/formatted-htmls/cs-rulef.htm.

The duty free allowance is up to Rs 25,000/-. Excess to this value is charged 35%.
If you are coming after at least 365 days during the two years immediately precedings the date of arrival ,OR, under Transfer of Residence(TR) then 15% on colour TV.

Commercial import:
Import LCD TV through air or sea attracts duty @ 24.42136%
Warm regards
Ravindra Kumar

DIVYA said...

hi ravindra,

i am on short leisure trip to singapore , i am planning to bring a sharp LCD 37" its cost in RS. is 65k. please suggest what custom duty will be charged on this.

how can i save this,
thanks
divya

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Divya,
Pl see my current post on same subject , posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 ,with title:

"Import duty on LCD TV. Varies for different mode of import".
Warm regards
Ravindra Kumar

KG said...

Dear Rajendra,
Thanks for maintaining this very useful blog. Your efforts are appreciated.

I intend to bring 32" LCD TV ( chinese brand) as my check-in baggage during my visit to Chennai.

This is the only high value item i'am having and the value of TV is less than 15000 Rs. BUT i don't have a bill for the same.

Since the value is less than Rs. 25000 can i walk through Green channel or i've to go to Red channel and declare this good.

Please guide me.

KG

Anonymous said...

HI Ravindra,

I want to bring a LCD TV and a Mirror to Canada,
do you know the import taxes/costs for these products?

Thank you

Patrick

drdeer said...

Hi there wonderful Job you are doing thanks a lot.
i'm a NRI since 1999 every time i have been to India for vacation is not more then 2months(Annually) my question is i'm planing to carry these things in my checked baggage,
1, 22" LCD monitor HP (NEW)
2, INTEL extreme Processor, mother board and 5TB HARD DRIVE, DVD drives(2nos), wireless keyboard and mouse.
video camera SONY handycam (USED)
as you see these things are not in assembled form what will be the status for these things.
will i have to pay for duty or should i claim TR ? if i claim TR what will be the duty rate.

this is actual TR as i'm permanently shifting to India.
my other things are will follow later sea cargo i will ask your advice on that later.

thanks and thanks a lot

ravindra kumar said...

Dear drdeer,
If you are coming under TR then One desktop computer ( your all items make one computer ,if assembled together) is allowed without customs duty. Further ,there is duty free allowance of Rs 25,000/- . If your used camera is falling in this limit, then, no duty.
If value of camera is excess than this ,there is 35 % of duty on value excess than the permissible limit.

However, there is 15 % duty on Video camera if you satsify certain conditions to be eligible under TR.
You may my visit website www.globaltaxguru.in which is under construction. You may test import of LCD TV in this site.The Baggage portion is yet to be tested.Till ,i refine and test my site, i will be answering through blog.
Pl free to write and comments
Warm regards
Ravindra Kumar

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Mr Patric,
If you are exporting to Canada then there is no duty. But if you are importing into India ,then there is duty. LCD tv customs classification varies as per size.
You are advised to see www.globaltaxguru.in (site under constructions).Enter LCD tv then navigate.

Pl write to me for more clarifications.

warm regards
Ravindra Kumar

URVI said...

Dear Ravindra,

I am planing to Bring 32" LCD TV (Samsung) to India (bangalore) from Kuwait.
How much is the cost of Duty,
one more thing, i am Using DSLR camera with me thats for personal use. did i have to pay any tax or Customs duty for that camera also?
Thanks in Advance
Yogeesh

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Yogeesh,
Pl enter product name Lcd Tv in my website www.globaltaxguru.in( under construction).you will get idea about duty and other related issue.
Warm regards
Ravindra Kumar

shaily said...

dear ravindra
my parents are visiting me to kl, malaysia. tha want to buy lcd 40" from here. they are staying here for 1 month . how much duty they have to pay in india

ravindra kumar said...

Dear shaily,
Pl go through my blog post dated as "Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Import duty on LCD TV. Varies for different mode of import".

It is very exhaustive.I am developing website for finding duty and importability of goods into India ,www.globaltaxguru.in.
Most of goods upto "J" as first letter had been feeded into database.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Chiranjeev said...

Hi, I want to bring a 4 years old 42 inch plasma and a one ton AC from Dubai to India. How much will be the duty and what are the documents needed.

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Chiranjeev,
Are you bringing your goods as Baggage or as cargo ? Are you coming under Transfer of Residence ? Pl give me more detail to answer your query.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Tarun said...

Hii Ravindra,

as you have mentioned valued item of INR 25000 is allowed. So that item should be invoiced in Foregin currency equivalent to INR 25000 or that item should value in india for that certain amount.

and i am told by people who are carring LCD tv to india, that 32" lcd tv is the free allowed limit. and above that is charged duty.

if you have any idea, please clarify.

Thanks

Tarun Agarwal

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Tarun,
You are talking about Baggage Rule. You may visit my site www.globaltaxguru.in (still under development) for importing LCD TV.
send me you valuable suggestions
Regard
Ravindra Kumar

Amit said...

Sir my name is amit
AMIT LALIT SOFTLINK PVT. CO. LTD. my company
we are going to import mobile phones from china to india
i want to know the custom duty and other additional charges
please tell me
i am waiting for your reply please send you office no. or email to me MY MOBILE IS 0091-9461088225
amit_mahawer2000@yahoo.co.in please reply me to my mail

ravindra kumar said...

Dear Amit,
Pl see my website www.globaltaxguru.in.It will answer all your quries. Send me your feedback.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar
9958257070

NNM said...

Hi Ravindra,

I am from Dubai and planning to take a 40"LCD TV for my parents in India - Mumbai when I go for vacation.
The weight is 33KG and the Price I will be buying for is 33000 Rupees.
Can you tell me if I should take it as baggage or if there can be another better option?
I did visit you site but it does not show me any further then the home page.


thanks
NNM

Ravindra kumar said...

Dear NNM,
please visit my site www.globaltaxguru.in and enter product name LCD TV.Then navigate sites.You will find various options
for import such as postal , baggage
and courier.If you find any problem
write to me.

Warm Regards

Ravindra Kumar

JUNED said...

I am from Dubai and planning to take a 32"LCD TV for my parents in India - Mumbai when I go for vacation.

sunil said...

Hi ravi indra kumar
i had bought LCD tV from dubai at the price of 1650 AED appox 20000 inr should i had to pay duty as cutoms determine there own price
replyor mail me at sunilduggal@hotmail.com

Vaibhav said...

Hi Mr Ravindra kumar,

I want to carry a 40"LCD TV AED 2800/-to india from dubai in April 2010, what is customs duty chargeble on it ??? what are the documents shall i carry ??

Ravindra kumar said...

Dear Mr Vaibhav,
Pl see my website (under construction) www.globaltaxguru.in. Enter Lcd tv. Merit rate of duty @ 26.85%. If you are bringing as Baggage then duty varies as per your stay,your category as passenger,etc.
You are advised to navigate site . It is based , what is based way to import goods,whether it Post, Courier,Baggage,Air cargo, and sea cargo.
I am developing separate baggage module. You may still navigate it will show you what would be duty if imported through baggage.
Pl send me your feedback
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

suvendu said...

Hello Ravindra,

I have bought a LCD/LED tv (102 cms) by paying 250 euros.The cost of the tv in india is around 250,000 Rs.Can you please let me know how much charge i have to pay as customs and excise duty.I have tried to find the answer from your previous messages but could not understand anything.

Your response to my query is appreciated.

Ravindrak kumar said...

Dear Mr suvendu,
There are different rate of duty, if you are importing through baggage or through air cargo/courier.pl specify for mode of import.Further, forward me my earlier message for clarification.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Ravindrak kumar said...

Dear Suvendu,
There is different rate of duty on LCD TV if you are importing through Baggage or courier or cargo.
Regarding my previous reply, pl forward the same so i can clarify your doubt.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

suvendu said...

Hello Ravi,

I am sending it in air cargo /courier.

Can you please tell me what would be the custtoms duty
your answer in this regard is highly appreciated.

Ravindrak kumar said...

Dear Suvendu,
Pl Visit my site www.globaltaxguru.in or courier.globaltaxguru.in. Enter in product box, Lcd tv. You will get required information.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Akshay said...

Dear Sir,

I am in dubai right now. I have recently purchased xbox360 and would like to take it to India. Its a second hand purchase worth 900dhs (around 11,000rs). Will i need to pay custom? thx alot

Ravindrak kumar said...

Dear Mr Akshay,
Pl visit my site www.baggage.globaltaxguru.in and check your duty liability.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Ravi said...

hello Ravindra,

I am planning to buy 60 inch ( 150 cm) LED 3D TV from Europe and take as baggage with me. I will be going back to India after 30 days. The cost here is 50 % less then in India. Can you please advice me what will be import duty on LED 3D, your website globaltaxguru is giving size of 25 cm. Your advice will be high apreciated.

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Mr Ravi,

www.globaltaxguru.in is working.
Pl visit baggage module by clicking at baggage on main site www.globaltaxguru.in.
Alternatively, check at www.baggage.globaltaxguru.in.
Global tax guru site is showing result for LCD tV costing Rs 30,000/- with 30 days stay and importing for personal use,etc as:


Duty for Non Professional Passenger with CABIN BAGGAGE

Baggage

Product = LCD TV
CTH = 9803
Accessable Value = Rs 35000.0
Duty = Rs. 3570.0
Remarks:
Articles upto Rs.25000 are exempted from baggage duty.

Regards
Ravindra Kumar
Global Tax Guru

VK said...

Hi Sir,

I am planing to start a import Computer hardware products from China. Can u plz tell me the taxes/duties I'll need to pay. Is any license is need to import the things from china?? Plz reply on vkgarg05@gmail.com asap!!!

Thanks & Regards!!
V.K.Garg
vkgarg05@gmail.com

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Mr V.K,Garg
You need IEC from DGFT .Pl see my site www.globaltaxguru.in to know duty and licence conditions.If you wish to engage me as consultant then you have to pay for the same. Alternatively, you can register your self as premium user.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Anonymous said...

Hello,
You are doing a great Job.
Relevant Info in No Time.

Thanks,
Harshal

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Harshal,
Thank you very much.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Hardeep said...

Dear Sir,

You are doing a fantastic job by providing the info, i tried registering as premium user on your site (to find out how much you charge) however it gives me server exception error, is there any other way i can get in touch with you?

I can be reached on hardeepbhamra@gmail.com

Thanks
Hardeep

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Mr Hardeep,
Thank you very much for feedback and appreciation.

Currently, i have given access to some Customs officers and person who are professionally in import and export related business. I can extend same to you. But you have to send me your exact requirement like , you would like to know total duty break up and duty with relevant notifications, etc,. It is in format similar to customs requirement.

Thanks and Regards

Ravindra Kumar

Global Tax Guru

www.globlataxguru.in

sateesh said...

Hi Ravindra.
First of all Heartfelt thanks to you for very useful information.

I've a question.

I want to bring my lcd TV (26 inch) worth around 320 euros(19500 rupees) Indian cost used around 4months from Ireland .Am i need to pay any custom duty for this.
How much worth of goods is eligible for free of duty?Is the personal laptap comes under tax..
I heard that personal laptop one -per head is eligible to carry.

Please provide the information

Thanks
Satish

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Mr Satish,
Thanks for your appreciations.Pl visit my site www.globaltaxguru.in for more information, there is separate button for Baggage.
Yes ,you can bring one laptop per head without any duty.

There are different duty exemption for different category of person ,if importing goods through Baggage. After exceeding your duty free limit,you have to pay duty @ 36.05%.
Pl write to me ,if you need any clarification.
Thanks and regards
Ravindra Kumar
Global Tax Guru
www.globaltaxguru.n

Sharmi131 said...

Dear Sir,

While googling I came across your blog. Its a wonderful blog and I am sure must be helping a lot of people.

I am staying in Copenhagen, Denmark and I want to take a 32" LD TV for my sister in Delhi. The price of the LCD TV is approximately INR 20000 (DKK 2499). Since, there is a free limit of 25000, therefore do I need to pay any customs duty at Delhi airport for the TV. Also, I would be carrying a laptop (which I have been carrying during my past visits and never paid any duty). Since, this time I would be also carrying the TV therefore I am little sceptical whether I can carry both of them together without paying any duty.

Also, can you please let me know whether the price of the TV will be accessed by the customs officer or the price will be considered as writen on the invoice?

I would be very greatfull if I get a reply from you.

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Sharmila,
As per your mail, LCD TV and laptop ,both can be cleared without duty. If your price is fair then Customs will accept your LCD TV price.

You may visit my site www.globaltaxguru.in for more detail.

Thanks and regards
Ravindra Kumar
Global Tax Guru

dilip reddy said...

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for this wonderful blog and it is indeed very helpful.
I'm planning to get a 40" led tv from USA. it costs $800. i. e approx 36000 INR
so would the taxable amount be 26.85% of 36000-25000 = 11000 or
will the customs officer estimate the cost of led tv as per the receipt that I have or do they have a pre estimation list for TVs of certain size.

If I assume I will be paying 27% of 11000 INR as tax amount= 3000(approx). Is this true or will there be any other additional duties etc.
Please guide.

Note : in globaltaxguru.in Under the list of Country of Export there is no India. It is Indiana. please make sure it is corrected.

Krishna said...

HI Ravindra garu,

This is really nice blog. ..came across in google search. Appreciable.

I bought a Sony 40 inc LED LCD for Rs35,000/- in indian rupees. But, the same model costs 1,20,000/- in India. I tried entering all the information in your globalguru site..but, I could not get the custom duty price in rupees.

It would be really helpful if you can answer here..

Are they going to look at Indian market value or the price on my invoice (wanted to ship by fedex)?? Please answer this.

I wish, I could carry as baggage..but I dont know how the airport crew is going to handle it..!

Do they include shipping price also as part of customs duty?

I am sure, more people should be looking for this answer. Thanks a lot.

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Krishna,
It is my personal advice ,if same item is available in India ,then , you can sold your old TV and buy new one here.
Old TV ,you cannot import through baggage ,without paying fine and penalty ,in addition to duty @ 26.85%. There is freight charge and handling issues. In Courier, the shipping cost is also added in value for duty charging.
Other option ,you bring as Baggage,you may visit my site www.globaltaxguru.in for duty calculation .In Baggage module , you have to enter value in Rs and in courier , you have to enter in foreign currency.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar
Global Tax Guru

ND said...

Dear Mr. Ravindra,

I am working in KL, Malaysia. And I am coming to India within 2 months after coming here. I have an Employment Pass here. I want to bring a Samsung LCD TV (46") which costs RM 4000 here (Approx INR 56,000). Could you please let me know how much duty I will have to pay @ Mumbai Airport? I am planning to get it along with me with Access Luggage.

Also, is there any possibility to skip the import duty if I unpack and pack it again to show it is used or something?

Please explain.

Thanks,
Nihar.

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Nihar,
Pl visit Baggage module of www.globaltaxguru.in for more information.
Duty liability on LCD TV will comes once you cross duty free allowance ,and that will be 35 % + 3% cess on this duty. The duty will be charged on value after allowing duty free limit of Rs 25,000/=.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Raghu said...

Hello sir,

SHIPPING THROUGH COURIER...

Some of my friends suggested your site for my question.

I am planning to send my 2 months old TV to India by UPS/Fedex. My Samsung TV costed me 45,000/-. How much do I need to pay at customs?

As someone asked above, do they charge based on price in india for that TV or do they see my invoice and charge 26.5%(as u said) of total cost?


Do they deduct 25,000/- of total cost before they calculate customs fee??

Please advice. Thanks.

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Raghu,
Second hand personal goods importing through Courier will attract fine and penalty, additionally you have to pay customs duty. Goods will be valued by Customs as per conditions of the same.Further delay. Best option is baggage,as far customs is concerned.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar
Global Tax Guru

Anonymous said...

I wud like to take a 32 inch lcd Sony Bravia to Chennai shortly. Cud u pls adv duty involved.... I am an Nri and purchased this TV in Dubai at Aed1500 equivalent to something around Rs20000 max. Pls adv urgently

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Sir,
Pl go through to my site www.globaltaxguru.in for information.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar
www.globaltaxguru.in

Zaras said...

Hi,
The information is really helpful.Nice thought.
I am in Australia on work permit visa .I came for the first time in August 2009 and went back to India in September 2009. Then again I came in March 2010 and may be going back in September 2011. So I am here for 2 years including a vacation of six moths and eleven days. C
Can I claim for TR in the airport to reduce my customs duty as I am planning to buy 3d LED TV worth 2500$?
If I am going in December, how much I have to pay as duty?
OR If I am going in April, how much should I pay as duty?
Sorry to ask a too long doubt..
It will be really helpful if you give me a solution.
Regards

Anonymous said...

Abhijit Ashtikar 06 February at 11:01
respt sir myself abhijit ashtikar i just want to ask you that my sister stays in dubai and now she is coming back to india on mumbai airport, she is getting an LG LED tv 42" with an home theatre which costs 3000AED(INR37000) can you please tell me that how much she needs to pay .
Awaiting reply
thanks
Abhiji

Suneeta said...
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Priya said...

Ravindra,

I would like to take a brand new Samsung LCD TV worth 30,000Rs from Dubai to Bangalore. Please let me know if i have to pay any customs duty.

regards,

Priya

damanpreet singh said...

Dear ravinder ji I really appreciate ur Jan sewa and Thanks u for that.
my ques is can I bring 3 lcd tv sony of 9000 Inr each from bangkok. the total is 27000 . I also know the duty is calculated on excess allowance. But my quantity is 3 pc. Is it possible to pay duty on Rs 2000 only ??

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Daman,
Three LCD Tv by one person,may not be treated as bonafide baggage but may be viewed as commercial quantity.Therefore,you may be denied duty free allowance for all but allowed for one. This is very subjective ,therefore it depends on how do you convince that they are bonafide baggage.
Visit my site www.baggage.globaltaxguru.in for more information.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sir,

I live in Australia, I just want to confirm that can i send used computer including CPU and LCD to india Or in other way can i import Used computers in india ? please let me know, and Thanks in Advance

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Reader,
Import of second hand computers into India are not allowed as per Import Policy.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

Anonymous said...

Hello Ravindra,
Thanks for nice explanation.
My query is,
I am planning to buy a LED TV (47" - 55" size) & a home theater system (around 20-25 kg) from Dubai. It will cost around 1.50 - 1.80 lakh. I will divide it in two passengers.
So, what will be the amount of taxes & different duties I have to pay for this? Also, does size & weight of luggage matters to those officers?

raj said...

I am planning to buy a LED TV (32" - 42" size) from Dubai. It will cost around 20-80 thausand INR. im still working in dubai.im retain india after 2 year. pls advise me how much amoumt allow custom.

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear mr raj,
you may visit www.globaltaxguru.in and required detail at baggage module.
Regards
ravindra kumar
www.globaltaxguru.in

Rahman said...

Dear Sir,

I want to buy a LED TV from China. The cost of TV is around $450 for 55 Inch LED TV. According to Indian Currency it will be INR 22300/-. Please let me know how much tax I will need to pay?

My second questions, Can I take my goods through Courier from China?

Please advise, what are the taxes to import goods in India

Your prompt Reply will highly appreciate

Thanks
Saeedur Rahman

Global Tax Guru said...

Dear Mr Rahman,
Pl visit my site www.globaltaxguru.in for details.Search with TV.You can import through courier.
Regards
Ravindra Kumar

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