I have a friend in Malaysia who sent me a package as gift. I believe I will have to claim it from the customs office. I would just want to know if I should be taxed. And if yes, for how much and for what purpose/s?
I tried researching on this matter online but I only found personal blog entries regarding importation of personal goods, which I believe is of a different nature with a gift. I did find a post regarding claiming of gifts which were accompanied by rants because they were asked to pay tremendous amounts. But this was way back 2010 so I wanted to know if there are any changes regarding this. And if it is really our duty, as gift recipients, to really pay for customs duties and taxes.
I hope you could help me with this. Thank you very much!