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Taxes and shipping

by Joantonnon Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 2:14 PM

How do you know if you can ship a wine to a State and how do you retrieve it when it gets to its destination and how do you go about figuring out what the taxes will be when you get it.

We are from Washington State and we will be in this area next month.

Thank you for your help.

Joanie

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    RE: Taxes and shipping

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 2:29 PM

    If you're buying wine in France, ask the shop or wherever you're buying (winefarmer or such), to ship it for you with the correct papers. They'll give you the receipt with which you can get your VAT back when you leave the country and then when it arrives at your address you will pay VAT when it's delivered to you.

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    RE: Taxes and shipping

    by Beausoleil Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 4:49 PM

    Since Washington is a wine-producing state, they may have restrictions on how much, if any, wine you can send back. Check www.washington.gov for any restrictions.

    Other than that, as mentioned above, the seller will know all the procedures. If you choose to mail it yourself, La Poste will also have all the necessary forms for you to fill out.

    Enjoy your trip.

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    RE: Taxes and shipping

    by Beausoleil Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 4:52 PM

    Sorry, you asked how you retrieve the wine. Unless you are shipping a carload of wine, it will be delivered to your door by the US Post, UPS or whomever you choose as your shipper.

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