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Old 26.08.2011, 15:31
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Re: Importing a car thats already in Switzerland

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So even if she transfers ownership to herself and then waits 6 months - she will still have to pay import tax + vat (about 11%). This is unfair as the car when bought in the EU already had VAT added to it.
The Swiss don't care if she paid VAT in another country for it or not, it has nothing to do with them.

You import something into Switzerland, then normally you pay Swiss VAT, regardless of whether or not you have paid VAT to another country.

All countries work this way.

Tom
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