Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

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masum84
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Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

Post by masum84 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:45 pm

Hi,

My friend from Ukraine wants to send some gifts to me here in Finland. I don't know the taxation rules to receive a gift from other countries to Finland. Especially, in this case, my friend wants to send gift for my personal use. There are several items mix of brand new items and used items. What is the maximum limit? Can you please tell me the rules? Both for new and used items as a gift?

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heretostay
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Re: Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

Post by heretostay » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:00 am

https://tulli.fi/en/private-persons/receiving-gifts

The limit is quite low, even for gifts. You will need purchase invoices to prove the value for tax purposes.

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Re: Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

Post by masum84 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:51 am

Thanks for the info. I couldn't find any information about the used items. I can guess it must be tax free. Shouldn't it be?

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Re: Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

Post by betelgeuse » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:04 pm

masum84 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:51 am
Thanks for the info. I couldn't find any information about the used items. I can guess it must be tax free. Shouldn't it be?
Unless you can find a source to state otherwise, the safe assumption in tax related matters is to assume there is a tax to be paid.

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Re: Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

Post by heretostay » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:09 am

Tax is still charged on the value of used items.

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Re: Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

Post by masum84 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:45 pm

How do they count used items value? It depends on the person who posted it. He can mention really low value since he is my friend. In fact its a gift so I won't pay a single cent.

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Re: Gift from Ukraine to Finland limit and tax rules?

Post by rinso » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:53 am

masum84 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:45 pm
How do they count used items value? It depends on the person who posted it. He can mention really low value since he is my friend. In fact its a gift so I won't pay a single cent.
Go to ebay and look what a similar item used cost. That 'll give you a good indication. (and yes, vero can use that trick too)


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