1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Windows Central will take care of the shipping and
    customs tax?
    05-23-2017 08:14 PM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    I don't know where you get taxed on free prizes.
    Josiah23 likes this.
    05-24-2017 06:48 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't know where you get taxed on free prizes.
    I believe it's a thing, but I'm not sure whether it's the case here. I'd just go over the fine print again.
    05-24-2017 10:14 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Shipping, yes... Customs Tax, no.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-24-2017 05:59 PM
  5. etphoto's Avatar
    I don't know where you get taxed on free prizes.
    You get taxed on the value of the thing you win.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    05-24-2017 06:14 PM
  6. ananve's Avatar
    You have to take care of the tax for free gifts. Every time you have won something, you pay tax.
    06-01-2017 10:06 AM
  7. Drael646464's Avatar
    I believe it's a thing, but I'm not sure whether it's the case here. I'd just go over the fine print again.
    Wow, sucks to live in those countries. Here if its a legit gift, it has no tax. Prizes never accrue tax.
    06-11-2017 01:21 AM
  8. Ayrton01CZ's Avatar
    Wow, sucks to live in those countries. Here if its a legit gift, it has no tax. Prizes never accrue tax.
    World is a weird place sometimes... but money talks!
    06-11-2017 03:14 AM
  9. Ian Mancera's Avatar
    But how they pick it random? How can we be sure they're picking it random? Did they have their own policy for giveaways like this?
    06-11-2017 06:10 AM
  10. kashgohel's Avatar
    Windows Central will take care of the shipping and
    customs tax?
    Not sure how they pick the winners but I once won a Tshirt and while shipping was covered, my country (Kenya) stamped on a 25% customs duty.

    So for small items it may seem expensive but for tech devices I think it would be worth it to get the laptop/computer/gaming console etc for a quarter of the price.

    Therefore, yes, always be aware when entering into contests whether you can afford to import the prize. It's unfortunate some countries have to place taxes but as there is no way they can tell if its a genuine gift/prize, they just have to tax everything. The only way you can avoid paying tax is if you applied for a tax exemption certificate from the importing country's custom's department.

    Hope that helps! :)
    06-12-2017 02:05 AM

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