What import duty will I have to pay? Is a question we get asked frequently by our American art collectors.
Taxpayers living in Alaska, Oregon, New Hampshire, Montana and Delaware don't have to pay a single dollar, however, the unlucky art connoisseurs living in New York City must pay 8.875% combined sales tax, closely followed by residents of California paying 7.25%.
Combined sales tax explained
Each state has a state tax plus a local rate and in some case a special rate on top.
For example: art imported into New York City will be charged a combined City tax of (4.5%) and State tax of (4%) plus a special rate / Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District surcharge (0.375%) totalling 8.875%.