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Question: import tax on personal musical instruments?

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I'm a US citizen and I live and work in the Netherlands (5 year work visa, technology).

I'm visiting the US right now, and when I fly back to NL I would like to take back a few of my personal musical instruments. Now I am being warned by a Dutch friend that they may try to levy an import tax on my instruments.

Is that seriously true? I read the supposed guide from Belastingdienst, and it is brief and vague.

I don't have purchase receipts for my instruments that are 15-25 years old, and I think it would be quite difficult for the customs people to assess a value of them anyway. Besides, I wouldn't have to pay an import tax if I had a suitcase full of designer expensive clothes... why should I pay an import tax on my hobby musical instruments?

Thanks for any useful info.

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