USA Import taxes on invoices?

Nov 1, 2022
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Hello all, I’m new to the forum and I have one question for you. I’m not an accountant and I’m not from the US, I’m buying some merchandise from a US supplier with the purpose of exporting it to Colombia and sell it here.
So this supplier is invoicing me the goods and also they are adding a line that says import tariff.
I asked them why would they add it and they told me that it’s because they had to import the goods to the US so they need to charge me what they paid for customs duties. Just to clarify, it’s a local sale, they aren’t the ones exporting the goods to Colombia, we are doing that.
So this is the first time that a US supplier is actually invoicing me what they paid to import the goods. Normally other suppliers would just add that to the value of the product.
Are they actually able to do that? To invoice me like that?
This represents a big problem for us because when we import goods to Colombia we aren’t able to deduct taxes from another country. The correct way would be for them to add it to the cost of the product because we are only able to deduct the value of the imported goods without taxes.


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