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imgone

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I am wondering if it would be legal to offer my skills (machinist,HVAC repair, general machinery repair,motorcycle mechanic) to the public for compensation. I don't need much, just to supplement my social security and small passive income. Is it possible to import used tools without duty?
 

BAJoe

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You can bring your old tools with you flying in from abroad, as any other personal property. If it´s evident they are not brand new, or still packaged for sale, and you state they are for your own personal use, you won´t get hassled.

It may not be 100% legal, but if you work "a domicilio", i.e. at the clients´ homes, and you don´t have a storefront with a sign, and you don´t print any formal advertisements, you should also get away with that.
 
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