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Old 07.04.2021, 22:33
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Re: Moving Company VAT DE > CH

Scam. Even setting aside the mere possibility itself of getting a VAT refund for services, which have been at least partially provided on german territory, this is not how it technically works.

You won't get anything back from german customs. It's always the merchant who refunds you - once you bring you them a stamped export form. Stamping that form is the only thing that customs do in this scheme. The marchant refunds you on account of money they wouldn't have to pay to the fiscus, and as a gesture of goodwill to win your future business, they aren't obliged to refund.

Turn your movers' offer around, suggest they collect the "profit" themselves (surely, they will have to stop at the customs either way, might as well stamp that extra form) and just give you a 10% discount instead.

Last edited by spark; 07.04.2021 at 23:16.
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