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Why is Paypal charging me an import tax on US based items ?

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Why is Paypal charging me an import tax on US based items ?

My last 2 orders online through Paypal had an import tax added on. The tax was totally separate from my bill to the businesses. Both stores I bought from are home based in the US and the products I bought were made in the US. I tried contacting Paypal but they woyldn't reply to my question. I contacted the businesses I bought from and they said they didn't add an import tax. If Paypal is doing this on their own, then I am not going to use them anymore.

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Re: Why is Paypal charging me an import tax on US based items ?

@lazlo1236 

 

Import tax? Did the transaction descriptions specifically say 'Import Tax'? What is the exact text? I can see "sales tax" being charged by the business but "import tax"?

 


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Re: Why is Paypal charging me an import tax on US based items ?

It's an import tax alright, that's why I'm so upset. Paypal won't answer me, and the businesses say they didn't do it. The paypal statement shows it as a totally separate payment for import tax.