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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

Hi all,
Does anybody have a link of official info about the 19% VAT we can claim back when exporting a car from Germany?


I dont know how it works in situation, i gonna move from Germany to Switzerland and want to buy my company car to bring with me. Sixt is company which manages my car tells me "nobody will reimburse the VAT to you" and "the car can be sold to you, to a german address".


Is it the case that only if I are buying from the a Swiss address then I can claim back the VAT?
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Hi all,
Does anybody have a link of official info about the 19% VAT we can claim back when exporting a car from Germany?


I dont know how it works in situation, i gonna move from Germany to Switzerland and want to buy my company car to bring with me. Sixt is company which manages my car tells me "nobody will reimburse the VAT to you" and "the car can be sold to you, to a german address".


Is it the case that only if I are buying from the a Swiss address then I can claim back the VAT?
You have to reclaim VAT from the seller. If the seller does not want to reimburse you, you are out of luck.

Legal background is the German UStG http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/ustg_1980/
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

also since you wont own the car for more than 6 months, you'll have to pay approx 12% swiss vat for import...
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also since you wont own the car for more than 6 months, you'll have to pay approx 12% swiss vat for import...
Hi, I leased the car for 2 years now. Is it consider "my car" to be freed from this import tax?
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Hi, I leased the car for 2 years now. Is it consider "my car" to be freed from this import tax?
on the documentation who does it say the owner is
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on the documentation who does it say the owner is

the car register paper has my company name
only that i paid the leasing every month and used it for more than 2 years, I hope that Swiss custom maybe consider its my car
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Hi, I leased the car for 2 years now. Is it consider "my car" to be freed from this import tax?
Yes you can import it tax free as part of your houshold goods:
http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
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the car register paper has my company name
only that i paid the leasing every month and used it for more than 2 years, I hope that Swiss custom maybe consider its my car

Nope
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Which document shows the owner?
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the car register paper has my company name
only that i paid the leasing every month and used it for more than 2 years, I hope that Swiss custom maybe consider its my car
You need to be the "Wirtschaftlich berechtigter". Get a statement from your company (your very own?) the you were responsible for all cost associated with the car.

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You need to be the "Wirtschaftlich berechtigter". Get a statement from your company (your very own?) the you were responsible for all cost associated with the car.

Yes its my very own company.


in detail, company buy (i guess) cars and let employees lease them. So the register paper has company name. Company also pay for insurrance, maintanance, etc...we pay a leasing fee every month plus a fix amount of charge if we make an accident. After four years we must return the car and get a new one or buy this one. Also can buy if leaving company.


So if i buy now i only "own" it on paper from now. But i used it since 2 years a a leased car.
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Yes its my very own company.


in detail, company buy (i guess) cars and let employees lease them. So the register paper has company name. Company also pay for insurrance, maintanance, etc...we pay a leasing fee every month plus a fix amount of charge if we make an accident. After four years we must return the car and get a new one or buy this one. Also can buy if leaving company.

So if i buy now i only "own" it on paper from now. But i used it since 2 years a a leased car.
Cool if it is your own company makes things simpler.

Because as it is your own company you can make your own rules. Two options:

-Sell it to yourself after you moved to Switzerland, then you can reimburse the German VAT yourself, but pay Swiss VAT and car import tax on net sale price, plus duty per weight if manufactured outside EU.

-Write yourself a statement that were the the wirtschaftlich berechtiger which paid all charges (a little lie) and import it tax and duty free as part of your household.
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only that i paid the leasing every month and used it for more than 2 years, I hope that Swiss custom maybe consider its my car
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the car register paper has my company name
only that i paid the leasing every month and used it for more than 2 years, I hope that Swiss custom maybe consider its my car
no problem. write a statement that you used it for these two years. Put it on your company letterhead and sign it.

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Cool if it is your own company makes things simpler.

Because as it is your own company you can make your own rules. Two options:

-Sell it to yourself after you moved to Switzerland, then you can reimburse the German VAT yourself, but pay Swiss VAT and car import tax on net sale price, plus duty per weight if manufactured outside EU.

-Write yourself a statement that were the the wirtschaftlich berechtiger which paid all charges (a little lie) and import it tax and duty free as part of your household.
Great ideas! Concerning option 1, I thought we only can claim back if it was a commercial car? Once I buy it then resell it to myself (or can sell to my bf in CH), maybe it's no longer the case?
Is private seller able to claim VAT back?
Still much thanks for the ideas!
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no problem. write a statement that you used it for these two years. Put it on your company letterhead and sign it.

done

Can do it! Or can also ask my HR to write I hope. Thanks!
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

Just clarify this for us.
When you say 'my company' do you mean 'the company I own', eg winch.gmbh
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OR
do you mean 'the company I work for', eg sixt?
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

OK, look, as buying a used car you don't pay VAT, there is nothing to reclaim.

Also, you will have to pat 12% to the Swiss, as you didn't own it 6 months before moving here.

Have a nice evening.

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Just clarify this for us.
When you say 'my company' do you mean 'the company I own', eg winch.gmbh
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do you mean 'the company I work for', eg sixt?
Oh I realize I misunderstand the definition, it's a company I work for and Sixt is another company that manages all cars of employees in our company
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OK, look, as buying a used car you don't pay VAT, there is nothing to reclaim.

Also, you will have to pat 12% to the Swiss, as you didn't own it 6 months before moving here.

Have a nice evening.

Tom
Sixt is the company that manage our company car and offered me the price which includes VAT. They say they can't claim it back as they are not car dealer so they can't give me back
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