Actually, should be auctioned on Thursday in the gallery Koller in Zurich, 114 works of art by Urs schwarzenbach forced. The Federal customs administration wants to collect a first part of 11 million francs by the dazzling Zurich-based art collectors owe, because he has smuggled his treasures over the years the customs in the past.
The gallery Koller is prepared on the self in the art scene but a very special event perfectly. The pictures, the statues, and knick-knacks are placed, a beautiful catalog is available on the auction house. Interested parties have examined the treasures in the run-up to the auction already.
But it could all come different. Yesterday afternoon, lawyers from Urs schwarzenbach filed at the Federal administrative court a complaint. You require a last-Minute court ban on this auction. Now, a judge, or a judge must decide within 24 hours. A spokesman of black Creek confirmed the entry with the court.
black Bach is not only with the customs administration in the dispute. Also, the tax authorities of the Confederation and of the Canton of Zurich want money from him.
black Creek wants to beat the customs administration with their own weapons. The authority has villas since 2013, in several raids in the Black stream and in the Hotel Dolder in Zurich, about 200 works of art seized. Your value far exceeds the amount Schwarzenbach, the authority owes for non-paid import taxes.
Why is that? Black Creek has not paid per image and 7.7 percent (previously 8 percent) in import taxes. Thus, the state has in each seized image will only have access to this 7.7 per cent of the value. Therefore, so the Argument of the authority in relation to Schwarzenbach, had to prove the authority of very many works with a customs Deposit or move in to secure the 11 million Swiss francs.
black Creek now, turn the tables. The arguments of the lawyers in the court of the submitted paper, go to the Hear after so The owed to 7.7 per cent import tax (including interest) for the 114 works of art, which should come on Thursday under the Hammer, to cheat a total of approximately 1.1 million Swiss francs.
decision in the next few hours
Apparently, black Creek, the customs administration has transferred four years ago, already a Million francs. Now to hear that he had paid in the last few days, around 100'000 Swiss francs. The Hotel Dolder can be argued-owner, that he had paid the 1.1 million Swiss francs for the import tax of the 114 works already, and the foreclosure sale is immediately stopped.
The customs seems to stand on the position that the authority may use all of the proceeds from the auction, for the repayment of the debt of 11 million Swiss francs. On Wednesday will reveal whether the court will stop the auction as a precaution or run.
black Creek is not only with the customs administration in the dispute. Also, the tax authorities of the Confederation and of the Canton of Zurich want to make money from it – overall, the debt amounted to 300 million Swiss francs.
authorities activities on the black Creek mostly Nonchalance. In 2012, he had at Zurich airport on a picture by Edwin Long for 302'000 Swiss francs and an antique box for 11000Franken through the door marked "Nothing to declare" transport. He was caught. In the later interview he said that he had to deal with a "endless red tape" and "because of 10'000 Swiss francs no office" want to open.
Created: 03.12.2019, at 22:19