Tax on shipping household items

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    Teri marley

    I am wondering how tax is calculated on household items if I fail to get my stuff into Portugal within the year. (From Canada)
    Items are not of real value so how do customs make their calculations?
    Thank you.

    #19388 Reply
    James Cave

    Hi Teri,

    I honestly have no idea, but the general rule is that the taxes will probably be a lot more than you expect them to be. It’s not unusual for the taxes to be higher than the value of the item itself!

    Also, I know most websites say you have 365 days to ship your stuff over but it does seem like the reality is within 90 days of your arrival to Portugal or 120 days of the “Certificado de Bagagem” being issued.

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