USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Service members, civilian employees and family members who fall under the Status of Forces Agreement are eligible for the VAT and UTAP tax savings. The Value Added Tax (VAT) is imposed by Germany on a wide variety of goods and services. Most retail goods are taxed
By U.S. Army Customs Agency – Europe U.S. personnel must get a “Permit to Transfer” when selling or giving a U.S. forces-plated vehicle to a non-ID cardholder in Germany. Failure to get the permit could lead to serious complications with German Customs authorities. According to the U.S. Army Customs Agency
People scheduled to move should start preparing now by separating things that are banned from import.
By Robert Szostek U.S. Army Europe Customs Public Affairs Office Personnel shipping household goods to the United States this summer should be careful when packing the contents of their kitchen, agriculture officials advise. The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection issues fines of $100 to $1,000 to first-time offenders who
By Robert Szostek U.S. Army Europe Customs Public Affairs Office U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship vehicles to the United States free of federal tax and duty. This exemption means big savings if you meet three conditions. You must take physical possession of the vehicle prior to shipment, have valid