View Single Post
  #20  
Old 09.04.2015, 16:46
NotAllThere's Avatar
NotAllThere NotAllThere is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 13,151
Groaned at 211 Times in 188 Posts
Thanked 19,104 Times in 7,778 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Package being held hostage by private shipping

Quote:
View Post
He buys an item worth 500 in Germany, and collects it from Germany. He declares it at the Swiss border and pays 8% tax on 500 & he doesn't get the German 19% MWSt removed...
He pays 8% tax on 500 less the MWST added on by Germany.

Or.... he buys an item worth 500 in Germany and tells them he's going to export it. So they ship the item with the green form. He collects the item, and fills in his part of the green form and gets it stamped on the German side of customs. He declares it at the Swiss border and pays 8% tax on 500-German MWST. He then send the complete green form to the supplier who refunds the money on his credit card.

OK - not all will offer this service, but it's technically possible isn't it?

I did recently get stuff delivered to a German address and just paid the tax on the customs side without reclaiming the German MWST. It was still a lot cheaper and quicker than getting the stuff in Switzerland!
__________________
Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post: