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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    If you are a pro with top of the line equipment, be it video, photo, sophisticated newish laptops, if you are editing or doing professional sound work for sure.. declare it.

    Easy way is to type up a list at home with all your models, serial numbers etc, and have a few copies, so saves the writing.

    If you are just a Joe soap, with basic camera gear and your old laptop etc, it counts as your personal equipment.

    In the line at the security scanner it is quite clear that almost everybody is travelling with laptops. Of course the fancy smart phones have such easy cameras buit in, that many people are not even bothering with their happy snappy cameras anymore.

    Anyway, my rule of thumb : if it is serious professional gear declare it for sure.

    If its just everyday stuff, who cares, customs don't.

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    How would it work if an SA citizen relocated outside the country for work purposes, but retained ties (family, property ownership, etc) with SA and returned here on holiday with a laptop or camera purchased where they work, with the aim of taking them back out again after the holiday?
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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    What happens when a tourist brings in a camera and computer, must they do something at the border or what. That could very well be a gift


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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    How would it work if an SA citizen relocated outside the country for work purposes, but retained ties (family, property ownership, etc) with SA and returned here on holiday with a laptop or camera purchased where they work, with the aim of taking them back out again after the holiday?
    You can declare goods for temporary importation and then on departure you need to show you still have them.
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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    https://buff.ly/2L6Zkpu

    According to SARS no need to do anything anymore


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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    https://buff.ly/2L6Zkpu

    According to SARS no need to do anything anymore
    Not entirely without prior preparation or consequence. And then we hope this info has filtered down to the enforcers.

    ....."He adds that it is important to have proof that the items are not new or were not purchased in foreign country"

    I'd rather stay on the safe side...have it and not need it than need it and not have it....but that's just me.

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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    How would it work if an SA citizen relocated outside the country for work purposes, but retained ties (family, property ownership, etc) with SA and returned here on holiday with a laptop or camera purchased where they work, with the aim of taking them back out again after the holiday?
    Things have changed lately. Before I always brought loads of stuff and never declared anything, but since last year I go straight for the "items to declare section" and handed them all my invoices. Now I take invoices with me and make sure the valuable items are older than 6 months. On new items you start paying tax when the total exceeds R5000.00. Without invoices they check SA prices online and and tax accordingly.

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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    Just received this via email from a reputable travel agent.

    More than likely another avenue in which to get money from us.
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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    I presume this is what they're referring to http://www.sars.gov.za/Media/MediaRe...avellers-.aspx

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    Default Re: DECLARING LAPTOP, CAMERA and PHONE

    https://www.iol.co.za/business-repor...icans-15159890

    I think it just better to fill the damn form i when leaving, can save a lot of useless problems


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