If you’re planning to send balikbayan boxes or packages to your loved ones in the Philippines it is good to know what are the items where you have to pay additional aside from the actual fee for sending the package. Mostly electronic appliances and gadgets are subject to taxes.
So if you’re planning to send a laptop back home, you will have to pay an additional 167 Dirhams. For mobile phones, it is 50 Dirhams. When you send luxury bags, there is a 10 percent additional tax depending on the price of the bag (you have to bring a receipt as proof).
Here’s a list we want to share based on a leaflet from LBC that we got when we had to send some stuff back home. Take note that these items are for AIR CARGO. If you plan to send via SEA CARGO, then these items are not taxable as per our conversation with an LBC rep.
Taxable Items via Air Cargo to the Philippines
|ITEM||Tax in AED|
|Mobile Phone||50 AED|
|DSLR Camera||50 AED|
|Video Camera/Camera||50 AED|
|Bread Maker||50 AED|
|Hand Mixer||50 AED|
|Hand Grinder||50 AED|
|Electric Drills||50 AED|
|Speakers (Stereo/Car)||50 AED|
|PS2, PS3, XBOX, Nintendo WII||50 AED|
|Printer 3 in 1||50 AED|
|Home Theater / Mediacom||125 AED|
|Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry)||167 AED|
|LCD Monitor||167 AED|
|Microwave Oven||167 AED|
|Electric and Acoustic Guitar||200 AED|
|Keyboard Piano||200 AED|
|20-21 inch LCD/Plasma TV||500 AED|
|22-25 inch LCD/Plasma TV||850 AED|
|26-29 inch LCD/Plasma TV||1250 AED|
|More than 29 inch Ordinary TV||1500 AED|
|32-39 inch LCD/Led Smart TV||1600 AED|
|40-42 inch LCD/Led Smart TV||1700 AED|
|43 inch and above LCD/Led Smart TV||1800 AED|
- All items are subject to safety and security regulations
- 10% duties and taxes charged for items not listed above with declared value or assessment value over 100 USD
- Luxury bags should have receipt and subject to 10% tax charges of item value.
LBC Express Contact Information:
For more information, it would be best to contact your cargo shipping company.
If you plan to send your package via LBC, you can contact LBC Customer care here – 800-035702444. Their website is www.lbcexpress.com