Pre-emptive tax

So I arrived back from a trip on Friday night and was hit with 35% tax on the few items I'd purchased while overseas.

I politely advised the customs agent that this was not in effect until the legislation passes Parliament - which it has not yet.

I paid the duty at the 35% rate as it isn't the officer's fault and his hands are tied. But I will be writing to the Collector of Customs to receive my refund and would encourage others to do the same as well.

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