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twoofus


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15/05/2011 12:11

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We are moving to North Cyprus in a couple of months and we want to bring our own car. Has anyone experienced this and what is the estimated import tax.



Does it depend on the size/age of the vehicle?



Also is the red tape complicated?



wanderer


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15/05/2011 12:16

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There is a search bar at the top that will give you some help in your research

Also the car you bring effects the cost and whether you can import it or not

Rule of thumb the newer the bigger cc and diesel make it more expensive in tax



Mr Vince


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Maximum age of the car is 5 years if you have owned it from new, or 3 years old if you bought it used. Older cars can be brought but must be considerably older. Depending on the age, manufacturer, model and weight of the car, then the import duty will be hefty. Work on the UK value of the car and that will be the duty here.



ozkent


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15/05/2011 12:45

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I brought mine in in 2004 wished i had'nt so much red tape and the cost of the tax 4,440 this is based on a ford mondao. sell your car in england its not worth the hassle to bring it over here. there are people who will buy your import licence so they can bring another car in.



Jo Valentine


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15/05/2011 13:20

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Hello Tony

We can help you with this... I'll send you an email, or you could phone me?

Best regards

Jo Valentine

01302 729696

Email: valentineremovals@hotmail.com

http://www.jamesvalentineremovals.co.uk

the Specialists in Removals and Shipping to and from Cyprus



gizzie


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If you are thinking of shipping a car out here and paying the duty, be prepared to drop your pants and bend over.



Quite simply there are no rules, - they make it up as they go along. Don't believe anyone who tells you the duty is 40.4 per cent for European cars and 66 per cent for Japanese cars. You can be made to pay anything up to 100 per of the car's value.



Shipping cars is also a nightmare. We used Dolphin to ship ours back to the UK after being told we would have to pay nearly 100 per cent duty. Dolphin charged us a 1,000 to ship it back and were extremely unpleasant to deal with.



sparky71


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15/05/2011 23:52

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If a car costing say 10.000 was imported would there be a big difference between a 1.6 diesel and a 1.6 petrol



Stonehousepub


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msg 4



What import license are you refering to ?



yorgozlu



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16/05/2011 00:40

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msg 1;

Take no notice,there are shipping/import duty rules in TRNC and it applies to all.If you like your car and think 'better the devil I know',then ship it out or drive it over.I paid over 10.000 import duties on mine 3 years ago,no regrets.Bought it new,drove it over,simple.I now see/meet people driving same car as mine with nothing other then complains about them,because their car/s had been driven to death.



just to give you little example http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/275113333/ENIGMA_TOOL_diagnose_cars_odometer_mileage.html

I have sold few of them,not in Cyprus.



Matt1990


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20/07/2011 12:57

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Hi there



What if I was to drive my car there. Would I still be liable to import tax ?



Regards

Matt



cavalryman


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Surely thats not for clocking cars Yorg? tut tut good job I am not working for trading standards.lol



martinD41


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Let's put it this way,I don't know what your car is worth but let's say 10,000...By the time you pay your import duties etc.etc..the same car (10,000 in UK)could easily end up owing you twice that amount..It's your choice...



kelvyblack


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24/08/2011 07:48

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On the other hand, fuel or food are consumables and once used are lost and cannot be recovered. We have traditionally had low taxation on food and fuel but high taxation on cars. Low taxation on food encourages imports and discourages local production. Low taxation on fuel discourages conservation.



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