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Old Jan 1st 2018, 12:14 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, 1:19 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, 5:29 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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Old Feb 26th 2018, 12:11 pm   #35
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The tax return is the easy bit, your local Finanzas will produce them and charge you about €10,- for the privilege and they should all be blank that way you qualify to transfer your car not import it .
Hi,

Our tax return will be quite straight forward. I don't want to try it to do it myself.
Wonderful that you can go to Finanzas ans ask them to fill it in. Do you need to make an appointment?

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Hi,

Our tax return will be quite straight forward. I don't want to try it to do it myself.
Wonderful that you can go to Finanzas ans ask them to fill it in. Do you need to make an appointment?

Thanks!
The tax certificates / returns for the car "Import" is for the three years before you arrive in Portugal is to confirm you have no prior residence/history and should be blank.
At our local Finanzas just get a ticket at the door and wait . No prior appointment system.
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The tax certificates / returns for the car "Import" is for the three years before you arrive in Portugal is to confirm you have no prior residence/history and should be blank.
At our local Finanzas just get a ticket at the door and wait . No prior appointment system.
I am sorry. I thought it was about the annual income tax return.
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We found a specialist in the center of Portimao who will do the (tax-free) import of our car. We don't need to go to Faro at all. She has all our documents and we need to bring our car for inspection in Portimao and someone of her office will accompany us with respect to the language problem.
She will also register our driving license in Faro for us.
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