We get asked many times “can you give me a ball park figure?” Or, “here are the vehicle details” (with no paperwork). We cannot quote without the info, the reason for this is it is impossible to give a figure without first working out the details of the vehicle for matriculation. Many factors are taken into consideration when we work out the taxes, emission taxes, etc. Below is summary of what calculation the DGT and tax office require for a quote.
If the vehicle is not in the BOE system for Spain, we require clear scans to make an enquiry to the tax office regards the taxes. Photos will not be accepted by the tax office. We can scan the documents at the office for you.
There are over 20,000 vehicles in the BOE system for Spain all with a different calculation of taxes. Filling our form and providing the paperwork is the quickest and easiest way for us to work quickly and helps us immensely.
What is taken in consideration?
- The age of the vehicle
- The size and type of the engine
- The country of origin
- The emissions from the exhaust
- The area the car will be registered
- The road tax
- Our fees
- Import duty and IVA if applicable
- Your residency status in Spain
Our forms are designed to give us the info we need and ensures we do not make a mistake with your free quote. We require clear scans of the paperwork so we can do our job properly, If your vehicle is registered in the EU does not necessarily mean it has European conformity. This could be a big deal and needs thoroughly checking. To assess the vehicle properly we need.
- Vehicle registration documents
- Certificate of conformity (if the vehicle has one)
- Our form filled in for info on the vehicle.
- NIE number or TIE card.
Quoting on Vehicles not owned yet
We are not being rude, however, we get a vast amount of enquiries to quote on vehicles that clients do not own. A lot of work goes into the quote and it is time consuming. We also have to ask our import agent (if needed) to work out import duty which he has to request from the tax office who spend their time also. For this reason we charge 50 euros to do a full evaluation of the vehicle you wish to buy including all of our normal checks, checking if it has European conformity, that it can actually be registered in Spain, that it can go through the vehicle inspection test, that the seller has EU vat (if a company), providing a sales contract, the transfer of ownership taxes. You can potentially buy a vehicle that cannot be tested without paying very high import duties.
Also transfer of ownership taxes will be applicable on vehicles you do not own yet and without info of the seller we cannot work out what these taxes will be. There VAT standing could affect whether you pay VAT or not on the vehicle in Spain.
Thanks for reading and hopefully we will hear from you soon.