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Car Imports: Tax Calculator

Post by neil » Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:23 pm

Can anyone give me the URL of the calculator which the Finnish Customs(Tulli) use to generate their second VAT payment on imported cars? I think the it is based on the equivelant price of a like-for-like vehicle in Finland because cars in Finland are so different to everywhere in the rest of Europe :?

I am thinking about importing a car but am scared how much of their BS tax I will have to pay. Thieving gypsys. :x


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Post by Hank W. » Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:43 am

Edited new link.

http://www.yleisavain.com/cgi-bin/autovero.pl

Ajoneuvon merkki ja malli = make and model of car
Ensirekisteröintikuukausi ja -vuosi = month and year of registration
Vastaavan käytetyn hinta Suomessa = price of such a car in Finland
Todellinen kauppahinta toisessa EU-maassa = what you actually paid for it
Hankintakustannukset = import freight costs
Kyseessä on muuttoauto = if it is in the special movable object category
Autoveron osuus verollisesta hinnasta ensirekisteröintihetkellä Suomessa =
tax percentage used when a similar car was imported to Finland when new
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Post by paulrenn » Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:54 pm

I don't understand the Finnish car tax. Is it an environmental tax, or a tax to maintain the road 'network' (I use the term in the loosest possible sense). I don't understand Finland's high taxation policy ON EVERYTHING, it is just grinding people into the dirt as far as I am concerned. Love the place, hate the taxes.

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Post by tjawatts » Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:22 pm

Taxes are high to provide social services e.g. dont need insurance for healthcare. Capitalism says taxes are bad and make the economy inefficient. Socialism says taxes are good as they redistribute wealth, maybe making the richer people slightly less rich but making life better for the poorer.

The tax we are talking about is an import tax, to stop people buying a car cheap in another country importing it to finland and flogging it for a profit.

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Post by paulrenn » Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:33 pm

Hi Tony,

OK, but why are the prices lower in other countries??? It's OK, I can answer for you - because the damn tax is so high here in the first place! ;)

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Post by Hank W. » Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:12 pm

Stop bitching y'all and go to Denmark. They have 180% car tax.+25% vat
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Post by Hank W. » Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:17 pm

paulrenn wrote: Is it an environmental tax, or a tax to maintain the road 'network'
It is a "temporary" thing they invented after import regulation was lifted. (USSR cars were free because of the bilateral trade). And it used to be 120% in the 1970's.
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Post by paulrenn » Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:36 pm

Sorry man, but a rip off is a rip off, just because its worse somewhere else don't make it any better! :D

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Post by jvrijn » Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:38 am

Hank W. wrote:Stop bitching y'all and go to Denmark. They have 180% car tax.+25% vat
But their salaries are 50% higher on average :-)


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Post by neil » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:05 am

But their salaries are 50% higher on average
And the base rate of income tax is 50% :cry:
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Post by neil » Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:27 pm

What do I put in each of the dialogues?

Verotusarvo <something>tax??
Autovero - car tax?
Arvonlisävero - this one is VAT


I know how much my car costs in the UK and how much it costs here, but how to get a ballpark figure?
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Post by Hank W. » Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:06 pm

Verotusarvo <something>tax?? price of the Finnish car
Autovero - car tax? put 30% there is a 'list with BMW, Mercedes and Volvo" for specifics
Arvonlisävero - this one is VAT yep, 22%
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Post by Erik from finland » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:59 am

My question is the same as the starter of this subject
(Where can I see what the taxes for a imported 2nd hand car are)

The link mentioned above is not working any more.

Does anybody know a new link?

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Post by neil » Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:08 pm

try these pdf's. Check the 'Autot' column for taxes charged on imported cars:

http://www.tulli.fi/fi/03_Yksityishenki ... /index.jsp

It is a very good resource and provides a useful benchmark if you are thinking of importing a car or motorbike
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Post by Erik from finland » Sat Nov 13, 2004 6:15 pm

Thanks, It was exactly what I needed!


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