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Old 18.11.2011, 15:22
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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

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No, they don't.

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Well, I’m a bit confused about this.
http://www.post.ch/en/post-startseit...ernational.htm


Can anyone please explain what that advancing payment mean?
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Old 18.11.2011, 15:37
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Well, I’m a bit confused about this.
http://www.post.ch/en/post-startseit...ernational.htm
That's 2% of the fees paid, not of the value.

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Old 18.11.2011, 15:42
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Well, I’m a bit confused about this.
http://www.post.ch/en/post-startseit...ernational.htm


Can anyone please explain what that advancing payment mean?
This 2% only applies when you have an arrangement with the PO that they charge you by sending an invoice, category "Import duties and customs charges paid by invoice".
Usually private customers pay "cash on delivery" so the 2% does not apply.

advancing payment means they advance you the money by paying the VAT before they see your money.
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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

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This 2% only applies when you have an arrangement with the PO that they charge you by sending an invoice, category "Import duties and customs charges paid by invoice".
Usually private customers pay "cash on delivery" so the 2% does not apply.

advancing payment means they advance you the money by paying the VAT before they see your money.
Hello,
does it mean that upon delivery you have to pay the postman (or upon pickup in nearest post office) the VAT + all other charges? Or who should I pay the VAT to (of course customs, but how)? I made some online ski-touring purchase abroad and I am not sure how much delay and office running can I expect...
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Old 06.12.2011, 19:09
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does it mean that upon delivery you have to pay the postman (or upon pickup in nearest post office) the VAT + all other charges?
Yes.

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Well, it just came with UPS and no money requested. I did pay just price without german VAT and shipping cost (25 euro, big 14kg package) for goods when shopping. Will they try to get it later by sending check? Or I don't get it otherwise.

Another shopping&shipping story - I ordered some 1 pair of snowshoes from here in Switzerland and they came. And next day came exactly same, from same company, with same small gift inside. I was charged only once. WTF???
I will probably send it back, but this seems pretty chaotic to me, in this little heaven for bureaucrats.
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Old 16.12.2011, 15:50
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Well, it just came with UPS and no money requested. I did pay just price without german VAT and shipping cost (25 euro, big 14kg package) for goods when shopping. Will they try to get it later by sending check? Or I don't get it otherwise.

Another shopping&shipping story - I ordered some 1 pair of snowshoes from here in Switzerland and they came. And next day came exactly same, from same company, with same small gift inside. I was charged only once. WTF???
I will probably send it back, but this seems pretty chaotic to me, in this little heaven for bureaucrats.
Yep. UPS will send you a payment slip. Handling fee plus 8% VAT of invoice including shipping cost and before mentioned fee.

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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

Hi,

Do you have to pay the "import tax" for an item purchased on a Swiss website (www.fake siteurl.ch) and paid in Swiss franc to a Swiss Bank account?


The key is that the item purchased is made in germany- but the client does not necessarily knows that at the time of the transaction-


So is that "legal" to pay the "VAT" based on the item price in Euros, although everything was in Swiss francs, and Swiss website?

Example:
It's a swiss website, it worth 1000chf, paid in Swiss bank account. (nothing mentionned about origins)

Actually it's made in Germany, and imported in Switzerland at the time of the "delivery"...

Therefore will you have to pay additionally 8% + custom fees on the price that it would be in Germany???



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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

Hi,

There is something I dont understand. Do you pay VAT in England and also in Switzerland? I understand you pay VAT here, but why do you have to pay the English VAT? If it is export from England, they should not charge VAT and just pay VAT once (here)
I bought some times in Germany, and they removed the VAT in the price, so I paid only once in Switzerland

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Recieved a bill today for taxes on some motorcycle parts I oredered from England:

Value: CHF 656, so VAT = CHF 52.50

Charges: CHF 8 + VAT = CHF 8.65

Way to go DPD!

Lowest charges I've seen, they'll be getting my business in the future!

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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

I want to buy motorbike cloth or electronics from UK.
In such case when you import into Switzerland, do you have to pay VAT in UK and in Switzerland? Why do you have to pay twice?
In UK they refuse to discount the VAT on the price. I bought other times from Germany and they had discounted the VAT from the price, so when It arrived in Switzerland, I had paid only once the VAT from Switzerland.
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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

http://www.post.ch/en/post-startseit...rintmedien.htm
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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

According to this link UK should not charge english VAT when exporting to Switzerland if I understood well...

http://www.brighton-accountants.com/...k-switzerland/
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Old 05.03.2012, 00:19
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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

They don't have to charge UK VAT, but they can, depends how lazy they are.

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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

good companies in UK should not charge the UK vat when exporting to switzerland.

But like a lot of UK companies they cant be bothered with paper work and dont really care, so they charge you the vat anyway.

an example a company claiming to be the largest supplier of hearing protection products didnt discount vat on an order i wished to make, the answer was " its just the way it is" and that was the complete reply...

excellent british customer service as always!
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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

I always use Amazon.de or Amazon.co.uk because they are very fast & fair and the UK sales tax VAT and German MWSt is always removed.

Note that if the parcel value (Cost plus shipping charges) is under CHF 62,-- or less than CHF 5,-- in Swiss tax, the item is shipped completely tax free. You need to consider ordering in two or more consignments if possible, and so escape Swiss sales tax and the consequent heavy handling fees.
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I want to buy motorbike cloth or electronics from UK.
In such case when you import into Switzerland, do you have to pay VAT in UK and in Switzerland? Why do you have to pay twice?
In UK they refuse to discount the VAT on the price. I bought other times from Germany and they had discounted the VAT from the price, so when It arrived in Switzerland, I had paid only once the VAT from Switzerland.
the answer is easy.. find another seller that will remove the vat, unless its a custom made, very special item from a guy in his shed
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Hi,

Do you have to pay the "import tax" for an item purchased on a Swiss website (www.fake siteurl.ch) and paid in Swiss franc to a Swiss Bank account?


The key is that the item purchased is made in germany- but the client does not necessarily knows that at the time of the transaction-


So is that "legal" to pay the "VAT" based on the item price in Euros, although everything was in Swiss francs, and Swiss website?

Example:
It's a swiss website, it worth 1000chf, paid in Swiss bank account. (nothing mentionned about origins)

Actually it's made in Germany, and imported in Switzerland at the time of the "delivery"...

Therefore will you have to pay additionally 8% + custom fees on the price that it would be in Germany???



Thanks
Anyone on that one?

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Anyone on that one?

Normally the importer, i.e. the guy selling you the stuff, has paid any import duties and VAT, so the price should be a net price. It's actually illegal for a Swiss company to list prices that aren't net prices (and will become even more so as from 1 April).
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Normally the importer, i.e. the guy selling you the stuff, has paid any import duties and VAT, so the price should be a net price. It's actually illegal for a Swiss company to list prices that aren't net prices (and will become even more so as from 1 April).
Agree, I bought stuff in Swiss francs from a Swiss company that was actually imported from France but I did not have to pay any extra; the price was the price.
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Re: Import tax on internet purchases

So essentially if I'm ordering some tech from US or UK, I don't pay VAT there and when it reaches Switzerland I pay 8%? Any further charges for the fact it is being imported? I'm reading all this and getting confused.

Also is it just the destination that is important for the shopping site or do I also have to use a Swiss bank card?
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