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Lidl taxes refund Germany

Hi to all. I would like to have some info regarding to tax refund from Lidl Germany. What are the steps?
I went to Lidl few months ago, I asked for form refund but I did not go to the border to ask the stamp and I came back to Swiss. I am still in time to ask for one?
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Re: Lidl taxes refund Germany

You must get the stamp when you leave the EU customs union with the goods. Getting a stamp now would be tax fraud.

PS: People have been caught.

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Hi to all. I would like to have some info regarding to tax refund from Lidl Germany. What are the steps?
I went to Lidl few months ago, I asked for form refund but I did not go to the border to ask the stamp and I came back to Swiss. I am still in time to ask for one?

Too late. You need in principle show German customs what you have bought. Not that they always ask for it.



Go to Lidl, buy things, get an Ausfuhrbescheinigung, make sure the amount is over EUR 50, get it stamped by Swiss customs. Return to Lidl, get your VAT back.


PS: not Swiss.... Switzerland

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Too late. You need in principle show SwissGerman customs what you have bought. Not that they always ask for it.
Fixed. The Swiss do not care much if you have the goods with you for which you pay VAT.
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