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    Click bang...not to be picky here,being taxed in the states,is based on where you either live or purchased it....e.g. Oregon has no state taxes on goods,Washington has a GST( of sorts),you buy the item and pay taxes as in kiwi.No sure if that makes a difference.Of all the the guns I've bought back to Kiwi,I've produced all of the original receipts etc,original owner and not paid any taxes as they are personal items...

    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    You shouldn't pay GST upon entry into NZ if you buy it in the states and bring it in as second hand. Reason being you would have already been taxed on it over there.
    Rifle I bought in was exempt from VAT/tax in the UK as it was being sold to export which is why I had to pay GST before customs would release it.

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