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Old Jan 1st 2018, 1:14 pm   #31
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its starting to sound more like nazi germany lol
We live in an on line time & Big Brother is watching but in the case of the tax free import for new immigrants I think it's perfectly reasonable & acceptable to abide by those rules.

And I have no time for those that break the rules with overstaying, untaxed/tested/insured foreign registered cars etc.......... If they get caught & lose their vehicles they damn well deserve it.
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We live in an on line time & Big Brother is watching but in the case of the tax free import for new immigrants I think it's perfectly reasonable & acceptable to abide by those rules.

And I have no time for those that break the rules with overstaying, untaxed/tested/insured foreign registered cars etc.......... If they get caught & lose their vehicles they damn well deserve it.
We pass the houses of those you refer to every time we return to our villa.
One vehicle has spent at least 8 years in Portugal another 3.
I suspect they spend their time in expat bars complaining about the way things are done in Portugal.
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Old Jan 1st 2018, 2:19 pm   #33
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You mean stopping anyone taking advantage of the tax reduction by importing, selling
, import another and so on.
If you do not like the way things are done in Portugal, then ?
No I don't mean that at all , it was a throwaway comment a joke as signified by the lol

as regards the way things are done comment

'there's always room for improvement' comes to mind

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Old Jan 3rd 2018, 6:29 pm   #34
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wanted to see local utility bills as another requirement is you must live in Portugal for at least a year after you have transfered the car .
I always find this utility bill thing weird; what if the utilities are in someone else's name?
And of course those with a second home have utility bills without being resident.

It seems to me that utility bills are a very arbitrary way of proving residence.
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