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Re: Car repair in Austria, claim VAT back when entering CH?

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Re: Car repair in Austria, claim VAT back when entering CH?

Nobody has mentioned yet, when servicing the car in Germany and claiming the tax back, no tax refund is available on liquids.

It is obvious really that no customs officer is going to demand draining oils and fluids to calculate the tax refund, so they just don't refund tax on the liquids used in a service.

Another obvious statement is that the 12% cost reduction, after paying & claiming taxes, is only half the story. The bigger saving is in cheaper labour costs and cheaper spare parts.
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Thanks a lot. Thats what I was looking for. I will ask for the Werklieferung (instead of Werkleistung / sonstige Leistung). If I understand correct this can include the labor. is that correct?

The invoice for Werklieferung would than state: Gearbox Service. Or would a detailed invoice be needed?

The work is already done but the garage is ok to discuss with. Did not pay him yet
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All was fine but now the garage came back to me to claim the VAT. His argument is that the car should have been cleared in the local tax office as they are not a border province (Baden Baden). Strange as in my view the law is the same in the whole of Germany and skipping the local office should not change that.

I asked and declared the invoice (car with me) at Basel and they were happy to stamp it.

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Not many. At the very end reimbursing VAT is a goodwill from the dealer.
He is liable for any VAT if the paperwork is not in order. If he think it will not pass a tax audit he will not reimburse you.

Try to contact the IHK Karlsruhe (IHK Baden-Baden is a branch of it) and try to find what the problem might be.
https://www.karlsruhe.ihk.de/
or the Hauptzollamt Karlsruhe
https://www.bund.de/Content/DE/DEBeh...tml?nn=4641496
and try to get information about the right procedure, and that yours was the right procedure.
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Re: Car repair in Austria, claim VAT back when entering CH?

thanks for the link. I will give them a call.

Above all I would like to understand it for the future. will report back
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