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Old 07.02.2009, 19:33
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Claiming UK VAT back

If I purchase some new items in the UK and pay the full UK VAT (15%). and get them shipped to Switzerland. Can I claim the UK rate back and pay Swiss VAT?

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Old 07.02.2009, 19:35
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If I purchase some new items in the UK and pay the full UK VAT (15%). and get them shipped to Switzerland. Can I claim the UK rate back and pay Swiss VAT?

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You have to pay the Swiss VAT. You have no choice whether you've paid UK VAT or not. Get the UK supplier to bill you UK VAT free. That's what I do. He can do that if the goods are being exported outside the EU.
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VAT back

Hey!

I am temporarily living in Switzerland (so I don't have either the nationality nor the residence permit, welcome to the Schengen area!). I want to buy:

a) bike stuff from an on-line UK shop that excludes the VAT when purchasing from Switzerland. --> If I buy that, will I have any surprise like a swiss custom tax when delivered? Is it invoiced at a latter time (I may not be here if they send it many days later)?

b) a bike in decathlon Germany, so I don't think they are going to leave the VAT. ---> can I claim the VAT back if I don't have the swiss nationality not any residency permit? (I just have the bill of my student residence that proofs that i'm living here)

please help, I have read many threads but none talking about how it works for a EU national.. although I should improve my searching abilities..

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