I was talking about new cars, yes. Not sure what the position is regarding
just-bought used cars, e.g. buying a used car in Germany and driving it to
I did something like this years ago (driving a used Merc from Hamburg to
London) before the introduction of the Single Market rules. At the border I
had to pay the special tax on cars (10%) and VAT. German VAT was refunded
when I sent in stamped papers.
Now one does not have to pay due taxes at the border, one can pay them
I don't think you have an import tax on cars, just a 'luxury' tax that
applies to all cars, even those made in Greece (of which there are none, of
course, AFAIK). Well, some EU countries also flout EU rules, so there may
something like this.
We used to have such a tax in the UK (the 10% mentioned above) but it was
abolished years ago. We just pay VAT (17.5%). There are other EU
countries, like Denmark, that either have extra taxes or a highVAT on cars.
You have to ask the relevant government authority on the rules of importing
cars, even used ones, but I'll bet my bottom dollar that it won't be so
cheap as to just drive in from Germany the day after buying and not paying
Greek taxes. Otherwise everybody would do it.
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