My friend in the US is shipping me her wedding dress from 6 years ago because I will likely be using it for my own wedding! However, my fiance pointed out that there could be a snafu with customs.
The dress originally cost $2000, but it is a gift from her to me, and I have no idea what its declared value would be now (or if it could even be properly appraised). Would it still incur a tax even if it's a personal gift and now many years old? What is the best way to declare what it is to show it's a gift? I read "persönliche Gebrauchsgegenstände" somewhere and I don't know if that makes sense here. I'd also like to insure it, and perhaps that would send red flags to the customs agents. But I could have her add a copy of the receipt to show it was bought years ago and is now a gift.
I've read through other threads and http://www.ezv.admin.ch/
but really could not find a good answer on this.
Thanks a lot!