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Carry through duty free vs postal allowances...

So I ordered some Jerky/Biltomg from Germany. There is no limit to dried meat products when personally crossing the border, I ordered 3KG online , delivered by DHL who have hit me with a 14CHF bill for duty and a 38CHF admin fee on a 100CHF order. I queried this with them, and they have emailed me, 3 weeks later claiming 'All parcels are dutiable on value'

Is there claim correct, are carry through allowances different to postal allowances ?
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Old 22.11.2011, 02:27
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So I ordered some Jerky/Biltomg from Germany. There is no limit to dried meat products when personally crossing the border, I ordered 3KG online , delivered by DHL who have hit me with a 14CHF bill for duty and a 38CHF admin fee on a 100CHF order. I queried this with them, and they have emailed me, 3 weeks later claiming 'All parcels are dutiable on value'

Is there claim correct, are carry through allowances different to postal allowances ?
Yes they are. Carry-through tax-free limit is CHF 300 (and of course if you're over, there is no admin fee, just the duty). There is no allowance at all for postal deliveries, but they don't bother if the tax is less than CHF 5.00. AT 8% tax, that means anything exceeding CHF 62.50 in value is taxed, and that triggers the admin fee, too.
NB: the cost of shipping is added to the value of the goods for the purpose of calculating the "value".
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Old 22.11.2011, 09:54
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Yes, there is, it is 3.5 kg.

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Old 22.11.2011, 09:56
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Re: Carry through duty free vs postal allowances...

nevermind the import duty...

3kilo of beef jerky?
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nevermind the import duty...

3kilo of beef jerky?
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Old 22.11.2011, 10:21
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Where did you order it from?

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Yes they are. Carry-through tax-free limit is CHF 300 (and of course if you're over, there is no admin fee, just the duty). There is no allowance at all for postal deliveries, but they don't bother if the tax is less than CHF 5.00. AT 8% tax, that means anything exceeding CHF 62.50 in value is taxed, and that triggers the admin fee, too.
NB: the cost of shipping is added to the value of the goods for the purpose of calculating the "value".

Thank you for this clarification. It applies to presents too? (thinking that Christmas and children's birthday's are coming up and I have in the past been made to pay tax when relatives have wrapped up all the presents into one parcel and declared the value - being over this 62 Chf limit - despite having also checked the custom's box saying it is a gift).
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Old 22.11.2011, 11:18
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Re: Carry through duty free vs postal allowances...

Gift limits are higher, can recall exactly how much.

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Re: Carry through duty free vs postal allowances...

Tax free allowance for gifts is CHF 100 (including shipping).
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Re: Carry through duty free vs postal allowances...

http://www.post.ch/en/post-startseit...n.htm#txt32983

Books are different - the max allowed value is 200 CHF.

Had forgotten the other limits, which are quite low. Have advised family to be careful about posting us stuff here.
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Re: Carry through duty free vs postal allowances...

Waht happens if a shipment contains 2 items, each worth 50 CHF, and addressed to two different people living in the same residence (e.g. a couple).

Would the limit of 62 CHF be doubled to 128CHF ?
Would you waive taxation ?


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Thank you for this clarification. It applies to presents too? (thinking that Christmas and children's birthday's are coming up and I have in the past been made to pay tax when relatives have wrapped up all the presents into one parcel and declared the value - being over this 62 Chf limit - despite having also checked the custom's box saying it is a gift).
Well, they still tax you (at least I have been taxed), clearly they've cottoned on to the fact that people cross "gift" to avoid paying tax. Just tell your relatives to write down a value equivalent to less than CHF 62.50.
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Waht happens if a shipment contains 2 items, each worth 50 CHF, and addressed to two different people living in the same residence (e.g. a couple).

Would the limit of 62 CHF be doubled to 128CHF ?
Would you waive taxation ?
No.

No.

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