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Old 20.11.2015, 14:17
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Germany Food Runs

Apart from people in Basil, are there anyone doing food runs to Germany on a regular basis.

The food in Switzerland is very expensive as we all well know, particularly the meat! So I wondering if anyone regularly drives across the boarded to shop? and how does TAX work in that instance, anyone (including Basel flok )?

I am based in Zurich and it seems close enough.

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Re: Germany Food Runs

Drive to Yestetten, buy stuff, ask for the tax form (ausfuhrbescheinigung), stop at the border on the way back and get a stamp.
Next time you will have the amount of tax as a discount in the same shop.
Keep attention to the import limits (max 1kg meat/person, etc).
If you stay below 300chf, you don't have to pay Swiss VAT.

Not sure if the tax return works for fuel.
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Re: Germany Food Runs

Important 300 CHF netto, but you cannot divide the value of a sigle product among different people
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Re: Germany Food Runs

1kg of meat, well that's disappointing...
Kind defeats the object, I was hoping I could stuff the freezer... But thank you, very informative message!
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1kg of meat, well that's disappointing...
Kind defeats the object, I was hoping I could stuff the freezer... But thank you, very informative message!
Assumed you want to do it legally... Go with some friends, problem solved.
It's about 30 minutes of driving, and you still can save a lot on other products, the fuel costs peanuts compared to the savings.
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