No More Customs Tax

From 29 June, all products ordered by Canary Island residents from online companies, such Amazon, valued at under €150 will no longer have customs tax applied when delivered. This means that residents can order items and the Customs Dept. in the Canary Islands will not add additional local IGIC tax.

The Canary Islands Government had planned to abolish customs duty on low value items ordered from online companies in 2016, and nearly 18 months after agreeing this customs tax cut, it will now apply from 29 June, as the National Government has now endorsed this decision.

Previously, customers of online shopping websites were charged local tax on any item worth more than €22, but often the Correos and private delivery companies would also apply a service charge and other charges. Therefore, Canary Island residents have often been unable to benefit by buying good value items.

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