Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 20:07:28 +0000 From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com> Subject: Re: best price for new saab 9-5 2.3T Aero in Europe?
Simon Putz wrote: > > Hi, > > > I seem to remember reading somewhere that Denmark had introduced a huge > tax > > on foreign built cars. Don't know if this would apply if you are exporting > > from Denmark though. > > This is exactly why cars are cheaper in Denmark than anywhere in the rest of > europe. > they have a huge tax on any car, i guess, and on used ones they calculate it > from the actual > market value rather than from your sales reciept. because of this car > manufacturers give > some discount to make the cars a little bit cheaper for denmark. > > bye > > simon Yes, the huge 180% car tax in Denmark has always been there, not recently introduced. However, the tax only applies to cars actually registered on Danish plates, not for exporting a car registered on special temporary export plates. These export plates are only valid in Denmark for 24 hours, unless you're a Dane in the process of moving to another country e.g. for a longer period of time, e.g. for a job assignment. Then they might give you 3 weeks. But if you miss the deadline, then they'll send you the tax bill... Johannes