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Importing goods already taxed in CH/EU

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I'd like to bring two training items (treadmill + multigym) from an EU country. I own both of them since 2014. The treadmill was bought in CH, then moved out to the EU country (tax paid in CH). The multigym was bought in the EU country (tax paid there).

So, now that I'd like to bring both of them back in CH, and since I live already 3 years in CH, will I have to pay import/custom fees for any of the items? As far as I know, you have 1-2 years to declare and bring your household belongings, hence I have no clue what happens after that.
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Re: Importing goods already taxed in CH/EU

Just show them the paper that Swiss Vat has been paid on the treadmill, and tell them the multigym is a 5yrs old thing and not worth 300,- chf meaning no VAT is due on it. (depending also on what else you bring along)

As for VATfree import of personal goods when moving, you have one yr to import them but you have had to declare all at once when moving. SO that is of no relevance anymore.
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Re: Importing goods already taxed in CH/EU

I also think that treadmill will be no problem. But for the multigym, I'm not sure if "300 CHF current value" will pass, considering it costs 1'000+ CHF new (even with a moderate 10% amortization rate).
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But for the multigym, I'm not sure if "300 CHF current value" will pass.
If they estimate it at 600,- You'd pay 46,20 VAT, not really a disaster.

Personally I think if you tell them the story, and how old it is you should be fine.
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