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St. Croix, USVI Duty Free Allowances - US Virgin Islands

$1,600.00 Per Person Tax Exemption:

U.S. citizens, including children, can go shopping and return with up to $1,600.00 worth of duty-free merchandise every 30 days from St. Croix, USVI. Click here for more information from the U.S Customs and Border Protection website.

The duty free allowance from elsewhere in the Caribbean is only $800.00.

 

Baci Duty Free - St CroixAlcoholic Beverages:

U.S. residents 21 years of age and older can return to the mainland with four litres of liquor, duty free. Add a 5th litre duty free if it is a product made in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Captain Morgan and Cruzan Rum)! Compare this to the one-litre-per-person duty free limit outside the U.S. territory. Please note: Some airlines will allow you to check-on a box of liquor without an additional baggage fee. Please check directly with your airline for up to date information.

If you return directly or indirectly from a U.S. insular possession (U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or Guam), you are allowed a $1,600 duty-free exemption.

As long as the amount does not exceed what that state considers a personal quantity*, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will allow you to enter the U.S. with up to five liters of alcohol duty-free as part of your $1,600 exemption - as long as at least four liters were purchased in the insular possession, and at least one of them is a product of that insular possession. Additional bottles will be subject to a flat duty rate of 1.5% and subject to Internal Revenue Service taxes. Click here for more information from the U.S Customs and Border Protection website.

 

Tobacco Products:

U.S. citizens age 21 or older are allowed up to 100 cigars (not of Cuban origin) and up to 5 cartons, or 1,000 cigarettes duty free, per person, if purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Click here for more information from the U.S Customs and Border Protection website.


Merchandise Shipped to the United States:

A U.S. resident may ship goods purchased in St. Croix, U.S Virgin Islands (“unaccompanied purchases”) to the United States. Unaccompanied purchases are goods you bought on a trip that are being shipped to yourself in the United States.  In this instance you may declare: Up to $1,600 worth duty free per person under your personal exemption if the merchandise is purchased in the USVI. An additional $1,000 worth of goods may be mailed dutiable at a flat rate of 1.5% percent.

Photo of the inside of Baci Duty Free, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI
Baci Duty Free

 

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