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2 hours ago, dcruiser50 said:

I believe if you check cigarettes purchased in st Thomas do not require you to declare them, since it is a US territory

Keep in mind though many states can seize them as well... ie nyc and state if baught as gifts your supposed to pay the nyc tax on them...

4 cartons one time wont raise flags... but it is still technically supposed to be taxed.  Same with alcohol across state lines

 

 

 

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Just got back from a trip and purchased cartons for some friends. Allowance was 5 cartons per person over 18 in family. 4 MUST BE PURCHASED IN ST THOMAS, only 1 allowed from other ports. We went through with no problem. Its a verbal declaration, so unless you are bringing back over $1600 worth of goods, you don't have to fill out the form they just question you at customs.

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