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Old 30.10.2007, 15:04
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Re: Paying tax on a gift sent to me??

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You've also got to watch out when you order books from e.g. Amazon. I've got piles of Tax-invoices for the 7.6% VAT plus (usually) Fr. 10.00 extra for postal taxes for the effort spent in collecting the above VAT....
Just a note,

Use Amazon.de not .co.uk

The prices are similar sometimes a little higher but you get free post to Switzerland and there is a higher threshold value on the VAT. There was an article about this the other week in a mag. (I cant find it at the mo.) but I tried it and it worked. Did not have to pay any post or duty on collection from the Post office. (there is an upper limit I think)
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