Reminder – Change of VAT rate in Switzerland 01.01.2018

21 December, 2017

Consequent of the Swiss referendum on the 24th September 2017 the Swiss VAT rates will be decreased from 8% to 7.7% on the 1st of January 2018.

If you’re regularly shipping orders to Switzerland, the new VAT rate brings minor changes. We’ve summarized the things one should look out for below:

  • All companies using our Premium Goods offer and with their own VAT number will need to charge 7.7 % VAT instead 8 % to their customers as from 1.1.2018.
  • All companies using our Premium Goods offer without their own Swiss VAT number, you will not have to take any actions, however VAT costs will reduce from 8 % to 7.7 %
  • For all companies using our Products Standard Goods, Country-tracked Goods and Fully-tracked Goods to Switzerland the threshold for a VAT free delivery in Switzerland will rise form 62.40 CHF to 64.90 CHF. This means all your e-commerce parcels with a sales value including postage of 64.90 CHF and below will be delivered free of VAT charges to your customers.

More information about changes in VAT can be found in the official statement of the Swiss Federal Tax Administration.