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Duty-free limit CHF 300 questions

If you exceed CHF 300, do you automatically pay 8% VAT on the total if you have a combination of items? I would be going to Germany to pick up Amazon packages (children's gifts) and grocery shopping on the way home. Also, can I still get the German VAT applied on my next visit to the grocery store?
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Re: Duty-free limit CHF 300 questions

If you get over the Swiss VAT free import limit you must pay VAT on the total value and not just for the part over the limit.
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...ee-of-vat.html


German VAT is German VAT and has nothing to do with the Swiss sides of things.
You can do grocery shopping and import it with your Amazon stuff.
Do not forget to print the Amazon Ausfuhrschein and get stamps on thme as well: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/custom...deId=201999220
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Re: Duty-free limit CHF 300 questions

Swiss VAT depends on what's taxed. AFAIK food and non-alcoholic beverages, print products and drugs are taxed at 2.5%.
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Re: Duty-free limit CHF 300 questions

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...children's gifts...
Maybe you can take the kids with you on the pickup run? In this case it's CHF300 per person.

No individual item should be above CHF300, no matter how many people are with you.

Alcohol and Cigarette allowances are not added for children, but meat (1kg/person) is.
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