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VAT on export car

New car from Sweden to EU country

Yapok
post 24.Feb.2019, 08:25 AM
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Hello and congrats on the forum!

I hope somebody can help me with an unusual VAT issue:

I want to buy a new car in Sweden and export it to my home country (Italy), I am not a Swedish resident (i do not live/work/study in Sweden, would come just for the car).

EU rules seem pretty clear for VAT registered entities: if the destination VAT number is a valid EU one, the Swedish seller doesn't charge VAT, but it is unclear whether they can bill me the car without VAT if I am a private person (provided I pre-register the vehicle in Italy and bring proof of having paid VAT here). Even less clear, if they charge me VAT can I get it back once the car is in Italy?

I wrote an email to the Skatterverket a week ago but for the moment they did not answer (will try to call them up and hope they are willing to speak English).
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Uncle Fred
post 24.Feb.2019, 12:06 PM
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It is my understanding that if you buy something in Sweden and you are private person then you pay VAT (moms). Only if you are exporting to a non EU country can you claim back VAT.
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Yapok
post 24.Feb.2019, 04:20 PM
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