Abroad Taxes on wedding dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jenny1206: I purchased my dress in Rochester NY and brought it back to Canada without paying taxes at the boarder. I’m then flying with it to Sweden. I’ve checked the regulations (just as a precaution – Swedish customs are very relaxed) and it says:

“If you enter Sweden from outside the EU, the following customs regulations will apply to you:

Typical travel items like clothes, cameras, and similar goods can always be taken through customs in Sweden duty free, without having to be declared.”

I assume a wedding dress falls under CLOTHES, even if it’s not the typical travel item. 🙂 My guess is that the regulations for Austria is similar – I found this vague description, but I’m sure you can find the specifics if you just spend some time looking around.

Now, what I would be more worried about is the actual flight over. Are you planning to bring it with you inside the plane or check it? If you want to have it with you on the plane, make sure your airline allows this!

Post # 5
Member
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Take the tags off so it doesn’t look like an item you’ll resell. Since it’s for personal use you shouldn’t have to pay import taxes.

Have you tried calling the airline? They may have advice for you.

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