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Old 10.10.2018, 13:26
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Re: How to pay Swiss import tax without the German tax included

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Also check the export procedure. As far as I remember, if something is more than a certain amount (3000 EUR?), you need to use a system called ATLAS, which is only accessed by some companies.
And in Italy it's only EUR 600.

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Re: How to pay Swiss import tax without the German tax included

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Grab a pen, write your address on it by hand, have the same name and all will be fine, no new invoice needed.

Just like we do with a lot of cash receipts from German stores that have no name or address on them at all.
Marktkauf/Edeka just across the border from Basel have a space on the receipt for customers to put their name and address on it. Never had any trouble getting a stamp on it, even with my wife's name on the receipt.

I'm puzzled by the mounting discussion. If the tyres aren't mounted, why are they not treated the same as, e.g. groceries, bicycles or furniture? Just an export of goods?
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Marktkauf/Edeka just across the border from Basel have a space on the receipt for customers to put their name and address on it. Never had any trouble getting a stamp on it, even with my wife's name on the receipt.
Those poor folks at the German border stamping receipts all day long do one of the most dreary jobs customs can offer. Come to customs they said, protect the country, catch criminals and smugglers they said. While in fact literally rubber stamping grocery receipts is what you will do all day. Once you get a big ticket item your subdued detective senses spark up and you actually start crosschecking names and addresses.

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I'm puzzled by the mounting discussion. If the tyres aren't mounted, why are they not treated the same as, e.g. groceries, bicycles or furniture? Just an export of goods?
Because the law says so. Good enough answer? Honestly I do not know. Maybe it was the lobbying of the Greek boat industry combined with the German car industry with the aim to keep prices of spare parts outside the EU high which resulted in this exclusion? You will have to check the protocols of the EU parliament when they discussed directive 2006/112/EC.
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Old 11.10.2018, 11:07
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Re: How to pay Swiss import tax without the German tax included

I tell you what does not work.. because I tried

Buying goods in Germany, but not having had enough time to wait for border personal to start after lunch and stamp my form, I thought I could fly to Switzerland, nip back over the border and get my form stamped there.

Mindless border Person did initially stamp my form, but then realized getting from the North of Germany to this border Point was not really feasible, even with Unlimited autobahns. First he requested to see the merchandise, which was fine, and after alot of thinking he said nein... and went back in to stamp ungultig on his original stamp.


Lesson learnt!
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