Customs clearance for company vehicles
Did you know that, as of 1 May 2015, it is strictly against the law for people living in the EU to drive Swiss company cars for private use in EU countries?
We’re happy to advise you on how to keep within the law.
Consequences for non-compliance
– The immediate confiscation of the vehicle
– A fine (up to 25% of the value of the car)
– At the least, a charge against the driver under private law
– In addition, a demand for the immediate payment of VAT
You forbid your employees any private use of the vehicle (including stops on the way home or to work such as shopping, posting a letter, etc.) and make this contractually binding.
In order to make it legal for your employee to drive the vehicle for personal use in the EU, register the vehicle with customs “for transfer into free circulation”.
Does your company have a fleet of at least 5 vehicles, and does it employ staff residing in the EU who use Swiss company vehicles?
If you have further questions concerning customs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We look forward to your call on +41 44 496 80 05.