iQos Heets Menthol
Before 2015, Swiss customers found it advantageous to order IQOS Heets Menthol sticks in Germany or France.
In the first half of 2015, the number of imports to Switzerland from Germany amounted to 3.1 million (it is obvious that a strong franc influenced the quarter increased online purchases from Germany). At the same time, on average, every fifth turned to German customs for a VAT refund.
That was a sad surprise to order IQOS Heets Menthol sticks online from Germany to Switzerland.
German VAT is irrevocable for online purchases.
From September 2015, VAT refunds on online purchases will be impossible. Customs in Germany no longer stamps goods purchased in virtual stores and imported into Switzerland by mail. In other words, without a customs stamp, tax refund is also impossible. Some German online stores have already posted information on their sites with a warning about the new order of IQOS Heets Menthol sticks.
It is also noteworthy that the loss of the opportunity to return the German VAT is not the only – though not unexpected – unpleasant surprise. The fact is that if online purchases from Germany exceed 5 francs (if you buy goods personally in Germany, the border for calculating Swiss VAT is 300 francs), Swiss VAT (usually 8%; for food products – 2 ,five%). Accordingly, when shopping in German online stores for residents of Switzerland, a situation may arise when they will be required to pay VAT twice: in Germany and the Confederation.
Typically, states seek to avoid double taxation. However, the online shopping situation from Germany will be an exception.
The Swiss State Secretariat for Economics has already recognized that the new practice of German customs (the practice of not stamping invoices for online purchases) is not a violation of the Free Trade Agreement with the EU.
We will not have a concern to political issues and concepts, it is a separate theme for businessmen and lawyers, we will be focused on the online shopping and advise you to shop IQOS Heets Menthol sticks from internationally trading distributors.
Buying on our online shop, you will never face similar problems to purchase IQOS Heets Menthol sticks online!