Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08.09.2015, 12:53
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
meklermoshe has no particular reputation at present
Getting tax back for iMac purchase

I want to buy a new laptop at in next visit to Switzerland, it's listed for 1600CHF
Can I get the 8% VAT back? If yes, how and where?

I'm an Israeli citizen and I fly back home from Zurich.

Thanks in advance for the help!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08.09.2015, 13:38
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 579
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 269 Times in 174 Posts
simple_person is considered knowledgeablesimple_person is considered knowledgeablesimple_person is considered knowledgeable
Re: Getting tax back for iMac purchase

You can buy from a store which can prepare you tax refund forms. Get these form stamped by custom official of Switzerland at the airport and then proceed for the refund.

http://search.globalblue.com/search?...lter=0&btnG=GO

Quote:
View Post
I want to buy a new laptop at in next visit to Switzerland, it's listed for 1600CHF
Can I get the 8% VAT back? If yes, how and where?

I'm an Israeli citizen and I fly back home from Zurich.

Thanks in advance for the help!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08.09.2015, 13:39
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy McModface
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 8,190
Groaned at 50 Times in 44 Posts
Thanked 8,043 Times in 2,943 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Getting tax back for iMac purchase

If you want an international keyboard, it might be worth giving the store a call. It may need to be pre-ordered.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08.09.2015, 15:06
AbFab's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 6,504
Groaned at 304 Times in 201 Posts
Thanked 8,082 Times in 2,889 Posts
AbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Getting tax back for iMac purchase

You won't get 8% back. The organization retailers use takes a hefty cut...
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting a refund on a defected goods purchase Freerunner Other/general 7 24.11.2012 11:41
Tax back from a purchase in Greece Ginag Finance/banking/taxation 2 18.01.2012 13:49
Tax back when coming back to Basel from Paris Carpe_Diem Finance/banking/taxation 10 10.10.2011 17:28
new car purchase - getting best deal Anwar Transportation/driving 15 25.01.2011 20:42
tax returns- for getting money back....not paying heatherC Finance/banking/taxation 2 03.02.2010 17:04


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0