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New road tax?

Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:57 am

Just bought a 2001 BMW 1.9 diesel automatic, but because it was imported from Germany it did not have any road tax and so off I went to the Finanças to get a new one. The one on the car I had previously which I traded in was 50 euros just this last July. But now I was asked to pay 250 euros! Apparently as of July 2007 any car that emits CO2 is charged much more than before. Other factors are whether the car is automatic or manual and engine size.
Just thought I'd let you all know in case anyone is thinking of buying a car that the new road tax is much more expensive now.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:26 pm

These rates are still low compared to the Irish Republic & some others

 

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:11 pm

Yes Hedge, everything in Republic of Ireland is more expensive. People think that new cars in Portugal are expensive, it is worse in Ireland. I have to say though that the C02 tax has been on the cards, it will pay to keep the ccs down from now on.

 

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:17 pm

I appreciate that compared to others 250 may not seem alot. However, I still think the jump from 50 to 250 is quite astonishing. And let's not forget that the average wage in Portugal is roughly 400-600 euros. This means that the average person will have to cough up an extra 200 euros that they didn't have just lying around.
If this money is actually going towards ways of helping the enviroment then I can't complain, let's just hope that is the case.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:19 pm

Those who are members of AFPOP will have been given a URL for a website where you can input details of your vehicle and find out how much the new road tax will be. If your BMW had a 3000cc engine (BMW330 or 530) you would have paid 450 euros.
I wonder whether anyone with a big 4X4 (BMW X5 or Range Rover) has renewed its tax. If you input the cubic capacity (4197) and emissions (376) for a 4.4 V8 Range Rover, the road tax is 550 euros. However there is also a window for "Peso Bruto" (Gross Weight). If this is over 2500kg - which these big beasts are - then the road tax is 45 euros.
I guess that this is to protect commercial vehicles from the increase in road tax and is not intended to releave the owners of large 4X4s but they appear to get the benefit. Anyone tried it?

Bill

 

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:03 pm

Pardon me for cross posting, I also put this in the current "import" thread;

I have a question on this subject; I’m trying to figure out whether I’ll be keeping [and therefore importing to Portugal] my 5 ton 28 year old Mercedes camper van.
Does anyone know how much road tax I will have to pay for the old beast in Portugal?
Some countries give tax free status to vehicles more than 25 years old; or perhaps the clock starts on import...
Regards, Mark

 

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:03 pm

I'm sure others will correct me if I'm wrong but it is my understanding that if you can prove that you have owned the car for more than six months then you either don't pay any tax or tax is very minimal.


To quote from the article in the news:

'Individuals who are moving to Portugal and who have resided in another EU state,for at least 185 days prior to their arrival in Portugal, and who can provide proof of this, may be eligible for exemption from vehicle tax.'


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