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Old 14.06.2013, 15:59
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Re: Import taxes for Artworks

What sort of value are we talking about here? According to the official website - it depends how long you've owned the artwork before importation. You have to pay tax if it is less than 6 months. Then VAT is due at 7.6%. You need the original bill of an expert valuation for the calculation. Otherwise the customs will appoint a valuation expert at YOUR cost.

BTW you also have to pay tax as part of your 'fortune' here in CH for any expensive art work, watches, etc.

Last edited by Odile; 14.06.2013 at 16:11.
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