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Old 08.04.2011, 09:18
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reclaiming VAT + import costs


i wanted to buy photo camera in E.U. country , it costs 780 chf + 23% VAT, in Switzerland it costs 850 chf (with tax), and i wanted to reclaim taxes via global blue for example.

Do you know if i will have to pay anything additionaly other than handling fee of global blue? so for example - what about import taxes in Switzerland? do i have to declare it or can i just take it in as my personal camera, and what are import costs in this case? I'm flying in to Switzerland by the way, not driving in, if it matters...
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Re: reclaiming VAT + import costs

My experience,

if you want to have the money = VAT back fom EU country declare it at the customs and in this case pay the Swiss VAT in Switzerland by arriving. You get the EU VAT back with the global blue. With global blue you pay handling fee.

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