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Tax clearance for household goods (Relocation)

Hallo there. We are moving from Spain to Zurich. We already bought new furniture and household stuff for our house in Zurich, as the furniture we used in Spain was quite old and not in the best condition.
Does anybody know how much tax do I have to pay in order to import the goods in Zurich? Normally, I will get the VAT back (18%) when I take the goods out of Spain, because I am moving to a country that does not belong to EU. However, as I do not hold the goods more than 6 months, I will have to pay taxes (VAT and duties). Can anyone help me to figure out how much do I have to pay in Zurich for the clearance of the goods?????????????
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Hallo there. We are moving from Spain to Zurich. We already bought new furniture and household stuff for our house in Zurich, as the furniture we used in Spain was quite old and not in the best condition.
Does anybody know how much tax do I have to pay in order to import the goods in Zurich? Normally, I will get the VAT back (18%) when I take the goods out of Spain, because I am moving to a country that does not belong to EU. However, as I do not hold the goods more than 6 months, I will have to pay taxes (VAT and duties). Can anyone help me to figure out how much do I have to pay in Zurich for the clearance of the goods?????????????
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8% is usually the import tax on goods purchased outside of Switzerland. Usually, you have to show the official import here in order to get the
money back in Spain.

When we buy something in Germany, we have to get an official
stamp at the border when importing it. Only then, can we get
the VAT back in Germany.
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