Originally Posted by techobo
Does anyone know the maximum amout that you can ship from overseas before you get taxed? I had a problem with something from eHobby and they were great in giving me store credit for my next purchase.
From my experience, any non-gift items will be taxed GST plus customs handling fees ($7) if this is through Canada Post, UPS will charge you an arm and a leg for brokerage (~$30), FedEx has never charged me any tax or customs/brokerage.
I've gotten taxed for $15 items, but I had $200 packages come through freely. It's all pretty random I would have to say.
The only free one that won't be taxed are gifts that are under $60CDN.