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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:07 am 
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I see a lot of advice as to how to avoid import tax / duty / whatever when a new full time Resident wishes to bring in his / her existing car.

However, that is not currently my status ~I just own a small house here, whilst remaining resident in the UK. I would like to have the use of a reliable runaround whilst here.

I am still considering importing / re registering a small Clio ( essentially because I know it is in excellent condition and should last a few more years before needing pricey repairs ) but would like to know approx. what the cost would be of doing this ? I am aware headlights would have to be changed before it could go through the annual test ( it is 12 years old ).

And then there are various taxes ~but which ones and how much ( approx ) on a 12 year old Clio , 1.6 litres ( I think ) petrol vehicle.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:29 am 
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What's wrong with being resident here instead of the UK as you can still live there also why pay the tax when you can get the car imported tax free?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:39 am 
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For the present I don't plan to be more than 6 months in Portugal ~more likely 4 to 5 ish ~ April to mid June; then mid Sept to mid Nov. [ June thru Aug much too hot for me, even in a normal year.]

I don't rule out spending more time than that in future but for the present that is the Plan .

I realize that there is an option to simply buy a 2nd hand car in Portugal ~but the point is that as it happens I already own a particular car which I like and am used to, and it would suit me to relocate to Portugal, if it can be done without ludicrous expense.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:41 am 
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> I like and am used to, and it would suit me to relocate to Portugal, if it
> can be done without ludicrous expense.

To import a car tax free is easy and it took me a day to get legal. Cost about 500€

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am 
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But that is because you had the benefit of being newly, permanent, resident, thus, as I understand the rules, you were able to avoid the import duty / tax / vat / whatever which normally applies.

I am seeking to ascertain what these charges might amount to ( approx ) if one is a non resident ( albeit with a NIF because of owning a property ) and subject to the normal applicable taxes.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:25 pm 
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https://aduaneiro.portaldasfinancas.gov ... dorISV.jsp will estimate the ISV, if you can't avoid it.

The IUC (annual road tax) is, I understand, based on the rates that would apply for your car if it was being registered as a new car now. https://www.economias.pt/simulador-de-iuc/ mentions links to a couple of simulators.

There are also the various other costs that Peter alluded to earlier.

From everything I've read, you're unlikely to think it's a good idea once you see the numbers.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:04 am 
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Thank you for that link.

Using it it seems to give a value of just under 800 Euros for the ISV ~Imposto sobre Veículos ~ . The car was first registered in 2006 which seems to provide a reduction.

Of itself ( if correct of course ) the 800 Euros would not deter me from importing the Clio and leaving it in Portugal ( It would cost more than that to drive it and put it on the ferry from Southampton to Bilbao etc.. )

But what were the other taxes to consider on top of the one off ISV ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Hi Richard

The 500€ i mentioned was the approximate total price it cost me to import my car 6 years ago. However in 6 years there may have been changes like the 12 month rule is now 6 months being the time you must have the car registered prior to importing.

> There are also the various other costs that Peter alluded to earlier.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Could you please give an approx idea of what the other costs amount to ( on top of the Import Duty of ( as far as I can tell ) 800 Euros ) ?

This is in respect of a 12 year old Renault Clio, first reg 2006; 1600 litres; petrol; automatic.

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