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Old 27.09.2007, 15:20
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Re: Help for Businesses/Freelancers in CH

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I have no idea what I am talking about - but if the customer collects in Switzerland wouldn't then that be considered a local sale and put the onus of VAT recovery on the customer - unless your business takes place in a "port franc" (now what's the english name for that) ?
Hi Shorrick

When I sell on ebay the price is final. In Europe then I have to deduct VAT (in France 19.6% sh#t!!) from the end price. Outside I just send as-is and the importer pays the VAT upon entry into their country and based on the insured value.

Often people try to get around this by arranging shipping themselves (declaring less insured value) or collecting in person and hoping to get through the duane without being stopped. Funny business but I won't take part in falsifying customs invoices.

If I sell within CH then obviously I have to pay the 7.6% VAT.

Richard