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Auction Conditions, paragraph 3

Our buyer’s premium is 19 % (or 27% including the currently due VAT. In this case, VAT is not shown separately, and no refund of the VAT is possible.)

Should you request it, we will make out a regulated  invoice showing the due VAT. In this case, the premium of 19% is added. The total amount (which may also include mailing and insurance costs if necessary, as well as part of the 1% on the hammer price to be paid by the auctioneer for certain items to cover the resale right) will then indicate the reduced VAT of currently 7%. Art objects which are subject to the full VAT of 19% are marked in the catalogue.

Customers from EU countries (outside of Germany) who let us know their VAT number prior to the auction will not be charged VAT.
Customers from countries outside the EU will be reimbursed with the corresponding amount upon giving proof of export.