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    Default Customs duty on Laptops\notebooks

    I plan to get a laptop from Dubai( U.A.E) while coming back to India for my vacation

    But I am confused whether the customs people will interfere and make me pay the TAX for bringing the lappy to India.

    Is it true that they will charge the tax as the machine is being imported and expensive.

    If they will make me pay I can drop the plan to buy the lappy form dubai and later purchase from india but I will have to bring it back to Dubai when I return from my vacation

    If anyone here had any experience or chance of bringing a lappy to India from dubai
    please help by giving ur suggestions


    Please help guys it is urgent

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    Default Re: Customs duty on Laptops\notebooks

    One laptop per person is completely ok and you will not have to pay anything for it for sure

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    Default Re: Customs duty on Laptops\notebooks

    I am not sure but I think I heard this on this forum itself. If you are getting only 1 laptop, you may be spared from taxes and all that.
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    See according to the Customs Act, 1962, one laptop per person is perfectly allowed. Two persons thus get exemption for 2 lappies.

    Pls note that this exemption is on the basis of personal effects, ie, it is supposed that its meant fr ur personal use. That is why almost all things that can b counted as personal effects are exempt.

    Also note, one can get two wristwatches, with the contention that both are meant for personal use- one for Indian time and one for lets say US time
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    One laptop to India is allowed. You will not be charged anything.

    @enticer86: I bought 6-7 wristwatches for my relatives from USA and no one asked me anything at Delhi customs.
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    Default Re: Customs duty on Laptops\notebooks

    Quote Originally Posted by digitized View Post
    One laptop to India is allowed. You will not be charged anything.

    @enticer86: I bought 6-7 wristwatches for my relatives from USA and no one asked me anything at Delhi customs.
    Bro am talking legal stuff here
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    Default Re: Customs duty on Laptops\notebooks

    Legally you are allowed to bring goods worth upto Rs. 25000 apart from a laptop!

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    ^Pat, you meant upto 25K or more than 25K?
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    Quote Originally Posted by techx View Post
    I plan to get a laptop from Dubai( U.A.E) while coming back to India for my vacation

    But I am confused whether the customs people will interfere and make me pay the TAX for bringing the lappy to India.

    Is it true that they will charge the tax as the machine is being imported and expensive.

    If they will make me pay I can drop the plan to buy the lappy form dubai and later purchase from india but I will have to bring it back to Dubai when I return from my vacation

    If anyone here had any experience or chance of bringing a lappy to India from dubai
    please help by giving ur suggestions


    Please help guys it is urgent
    Just declare at the customs that its for personal use. Don't get it packed. Carry it like you do everyday.
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    Default Re: Customs duty on Laptops\notebooks

    One laptop per person is allowed as hand baggage and there will be no duty payable. But if you courier it from there then you will be charged around 30-40% as customs duty.

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