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Old 02.01.2016, 20:47
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

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Now that this is back on track, here's an update to my list:

[*]bauhaus.de
Bauhaus will reimburse if you go back to the shop, done it many times.
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Old 25.01.2016, 19:28
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

Ok ... so I'd like to ask the clever forum people for a bit of a digout :

I finally found a replacement engine (2nd hand) for a motorcycle that seized on my on the motorway recently... but it's in Spain.

Should I get it sent to the forwarding address I use occasionally in Waldshut Germany I fear that they may not be willing to stamp the item. Does this work better with French customs ?

2nd option is that i just get it sent directly to Switzerland and have to go through the entire customs rigamarole.

Lastly apparently the courier costs are much lower if I get it sent to an EU destination even if the billing address is in CH.

thx.
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Old 25.01.2016, 19:37
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Should I get it sent to the forwarding address I use occasionally in Waldshut Germany I fear that they may not be willing to stamp the item. Does this work better with French customs ?
Why do you think the German customs people would have any hesitation in stamping your receipt? Is it because of the short-lived refusal to stamp items delivered to parcel offices? That finished a while ago. You shouldn't have a problem any more.

Even if you did, you could just drive over to France and try your luck with their border guards.
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

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Should I get it sent to the forwarding address I use occasionally in Waldshut Germany I fear that they may not be willing to stamp the item. Does this work better with French customs ?.

Does Spanish tax law allow reimbursement of the tax in case of self exported vehicle parts?
(To answer 22yards question: Because German tax law does not.)

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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

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Does Spanish tax law allow reimbursement of the tax in case of self exported vehicle parts?
(To answer 22yards question: Becasue German tax law does not.)
I think that's an EU regulation, so should be the same everywhere. But not 100% sure.
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Old 25.01.2016, 19:40
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

German customs do not stamp bills for auto parts unless they are installed in the vehicle.

As already posted
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Does Spanish tax law allow reimbursement of the tax in case of self exported vehicle parts?
Parnell, he's asking because German law doesn't. Not that that should affect the stamping of a Spanish invoice, which the Germans are likely to do regardless of the Spanish law (which they're probably unaware of), but if Spanish law prohibits a refund, you won't get one, stamped papers or not.

ETA: I replied at the same time as ASITUS edited his post.
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German customs do not stamp bills for auto parts unless they are installed in the vehicle.
As explained above, that should apply only to parts purchased in Germany.

Edit: This isn't correct -- see posts below, it seems that VAT on new vehicle parts (if not built into a vehicle) is not refundable EU-wide.

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Old 25.01.2016, 19:43
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As explained above, that should apply only to parts purchased in Germany.
Not my experience; I have a small business importing autoparts.
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

First check if there is VAT on the item - used car parts are usually without VAT.

If there is VAT, ask the shop if they do a refund.

If they do, have the item sent to Germany and have a German car mechanic built it into the car. You can then export it and get a stamp, because it's already built into the vehicle.
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Old 25.01.2016, 19:53
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I think that's an EU regulation, so should be the same everywhere. But not 100% sure.
Checking Austrian tax law, it may be the case:
https://www.jusline.at/7_Ausfuhrlieferung_UStG.html


Found the EU regulation, so it means it is an EU wide regulation:

Regulation 2006/112/EG Art. 146
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...01:0118:EN:PDF
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Old 25.01.2016, 20:25
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Why do you think the German customs people would have any hesitation in stamping your receipt? Is it because of the short-lived refusal to stamp items delivered to parcel offices? That finished a while ago. You shouldn't have a problem any more.

Even if you did, you could just drive over to France and try your luck with their border guards.
It is for that reason - have not had any luck when I tried with recent purchases from amazon so just gave up.

The sellers are willing to ship without VAT but only to an address in Switzerland.

I'd rather not have it installed in Waldshut as I've had a really really bad experience with the bike mechanic there.

Still thanks everyone.

HEre's a link to the engine... http://www.motodesguacevferrer.es/gb...x-evo-250-2007

add it to your cart and you'll see that indeed they do charge VAT despite it being well used (314 without , 380 with)
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it seems that VAT on new vehicle parts (if not built into a vehicle) is not refundable EU-wide.
In Italy, it is only refundable if NOT installed on the vehicle!

And yes, I import parts from Italy all the time, most recently a couple months ago.

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Old 26.01.2016, 09:48
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In Italy, it is only refundable if NOT installed on the vehicle!

And yes, I import parts from Italy all the time, most recently a couple months ago.

Tom
That is the same as the French rules.
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Old 26.01.2016, 11:47
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

OK so I should have the engine shipped to somewhere in France and then bring it over getting the stamp. Thanks everyone.
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

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Not my experience; I have a small business importing autoparts.
Could you please clarify it?

I mean, let's say you go to Germany and completely overhaul your engine, with a long list of parts such as pistons, valves, bearing, etc., plus the labor cost. Then you go to the border and the German customs official will stamp it, with though he cannot check whether the new parts are really there?

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In Italy, it is only refundable if NOT installed on the vehicle!

And yes, I import parts from Italy all the time, most recently a couple months ago.

Tom
Hi Tom, what do you do to the get the IVA back? Thanks.
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Old 26.01.2016, 13:34
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Could you please clarify it?

I mean, let's say you go to Germany and completely overhaul your engine, with a long list of parts such as pistons, valves, bearing, etc., plus the labor cost. Then you go to the border and the German customs official will stamp it, with though he cannot check whether the new parts are really there?



Hi Tom, what do you do to the get the IVA back? Thanks.
About "he cannot check whether the new parts are really there?"

They do have the right to check and can strip the engine out if they feel so inclined; usually they do not!

I believe the tax on the labour cost is not refundable?
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Re: Impossible to reclaim German VAT for goods purchased online?

Why is Spanish VAT, suddenly German VAT? Or in other words, who has merged this thread on what reason?
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Old 26.01.2016, 13:55
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Why is Spanish VAT, suddenly German VAT? Or in other words, who has merged this thread on what reason?
I think that's my fault... as I had a query as to how to import some items from Spain in a cost-effective manner. Sorry for any confusion.
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Hi Tom, what do you do to the get the IVA back?
One place near Como puts the IVA in an envelope, and when I return with the paperwork, they give it back.

Others, whom I known for years, don't charge me any IVA, and trust me to mail them the paperwork.

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