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Old 26.07.2011, 00:19
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Duty/tax/VAT question

Hi,

Possibly moving to Switzerland for 1 year maybe October from the US. I have no concerns for most of the items I will be bringing with a few exceptions.

If they decide to declare an item as "new" what will the charges be? What will the value be based on? I have items I bought on sale 9 months ago that have not yet been used. Yes, I know take off the tags, run it through the wash, scuff it up, etc. Let's say that doesn't work.

For items I recently purchased, under six months, same questions. Will it be based on what I paid as documented on my bill of sale and will the tax I paid on it be factored in?

I also believe in the course of my reading that you have, I think, up to six months to bring your items in, yes? It would be nice to bring our winter clothing back and bring summer clothing over rather than bringing it all at once.

On a related note, I was thinking of bringing in some beer making kits, specifically these http://www.homebrewers.com/category/...edbeerkits.10/ which are canned. Any tax/duty/etc on those?

One more thing, I believe I read somewhere that if you are charged duties on items I bring in, as long as I leave with them I get the duty back. Is this true? How does one go about getting that money back?

Thanks in advance!

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