Air Travel Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

US customs declaration question

Jump to last reply

Hi all, I am a US citizen who flew out of Chicago international terminal 5 to Indonesia. I realized I had not brought my watch so I picked up 2 watches in the Swatch duty free store, but paid 9.25% sales tax and carried the watches right out of store (they weren't delivered to the plane or anything like that). Now I am returning to US with the watches I purchased before leaving. I am already over my allowance, but am unsure whether or not I need to declare them especially since I already paid US sales tax on them.
Any help Quickly would be appreciated- I begin flights back to US in 12 hours.
Thanx again valued community.
Warm regards- David

3 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 International Connecting Flights
  2. 2 The life of lost luggage
  3. 3 Transit at Istanbul Ataturk
  4. 4 Austrian Air Budapest Vienna Vienna Dubrovnik
  5. 5 Getting bumped from Premium Economy on Delta/KLM
  6. 6 I have never flown Ryanair
  7. 7 Open Skies, La Compagnie, and XL Airways
  8. 8 Which terminal at newark?
  9. 9 Booked on United with codes share to Europe/No seat reservation allowed
  10. 10 French Riv to Marbella : sky-tours
  11. 11 New Orleans to Beijing
  12. 12 USAir/AA - December flight
  13. 13 Coach on United 767-400
  14. 14 Help me choose a flight - connection times in Paris
  15. 15 When to book?
  16. 16 NYC to Hawaii...best way to go?
  17. 17 Trip Report KLM - I think not!
  18. 18 Downside to Orbitz?
  19. 19 US customs pre clearance
  20. 20 Lie flat Business Class seats SYD - HKG
  21. 21 Beware of Bravofly
  22. 22 Air Travel - Iceland - London - Ireland (What lag time to take in between?)
  23. 23 Layover quetsion Dubai and Frankfurt
  24. 24 Trip Report Review of Air France Premium Economy
  25. 25 Asiana. Biz seats
View next 25 » Back to the top