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Redeemed company car - import duties

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I'm relocating to Zurich from Italy. I have just redeemed my Company car.

From what I have read, in order to not to pay import taxes/fees I should prove I was using that car for more than 6 months. I didn't find any statement pointing out that also the ownership of the car shall be mine over this period.

In this case I used it for more than a year, but of course the property was not mine but the Company's.

In such case, will I have to pay the import duties? I really hope no..

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Re: Redeemed company car - import duties

If you can proof that the car indeed was for you the last months you should have no problem.

I'd say lease-contract and perhaps a declaration from your employer should be sufficient.
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Expect to have to pay.

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Expect to have to pay.

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Usage is the deciding factor not ownership. So if this car was his personal company car there is no reason why he has to pay.
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Usage is the deciding factor not ownership. So if this car was his personal company car there is no reason why he has to pay.
Is it? My company car was on the company’s name. What kind of proof would they then accept that it was yours? Always thought it was ownership rather tgan using it
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Is it? My company car was on the company’s name. What kind of proof would they then accept that it was yours? Always thought it was ownership rather tgan using it
I know several people who imported a company/lease car duty-free.

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"Als Übersiedlungsgut gelten Fahrzeuge von Zuziehenden, die von diesen zur persönlichen Lebenshaltung oder zur Berufs- oder Gewerbeausübung während mindestens sechs Monaten im Zollausland benutzt wurden und die zur eigenen Weiterbenutzung im Zollgebiet bestimmt sind."

https://www.weka.ch/themen/recht/tra...n-die-schweiz/

If the car has been used as a personal car like to grandma on Saturday, church on Sunday, and work and shopping on weekdays. it's o.k.

As for proof, a declaration from the company, and the lease contract with the company would be a good one. For the rest everything helps like parking tickets, gasstation bills etc..
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Is it? My company car was on the company’s name. What kind of proof would they then accept that it was yours? Always thought it was ownership rather tgan using it
Here from Swiss Customs directly:

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My car has been used by me for more than six (6) months but the papers of the vehicle are in the name of my father/ mother/ employer. How do I proceed?

In addition to the documents belonging to the vehicle a declaration from the person/company shown in the documents has to be submitted. It must be clear which person(s), from when and for what reason the vehicle was used by the person(s) other than those mentioned in the documents belonging to the vehicle.

My vehicle is leased. Does that influence the customs formalities?

No, customs formalities do not take account of the fact that the vehicle is leased but the number plate change may be affected. For more information, please enquire at the Road Traffic Office in your canton of domicile.
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...val-goods.html
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Re: Redeemed company car - import duties

Thanks a lot for the reply!

I have:
- the parking permit in my residencial area, issued by the municipality of Milan where there is the car and my name
- a good collection of fines
- the declaration of my company I have the exclusive use of the car

Everything dated last year. So I'm ok.

Thanks for the clarifications!
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