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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

Thanks...

After further discussions and potential other solutions, I've decided to pay up, import the car and get on with it..

It's my fault after all. I'm usually quite careful but anyway, it's indeed a car I've wanted (why? I'm sure some of you will ask) but anyway..it's what I want to drive from our house to Opfikon each day..

Indeed it's a Land Rover XS 110 (being built in Solihull) with a few nice options. My wonderful brochure from Mayfair states it is 299g / km as opposed to 266g / km for the 90 series..

I'd love it if it was lower of course..

Only time will tell and thanks for the good advice.

I hope that I don't have any more nasty surprises...but if I did, it'll be all my fault anyway..
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

Why not try and offset the VAT then? Will that dealer do a tax free export?
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Old 27.07.2012, 08:27
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

Sturgess offer tax-free export sales for Jaguar, they are a Land Rover dealer too so it must be possible.

http://www.sturgessgroup.co.uk/jagua...free-car-sales
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

ah, just re-read the original posting and think I missed the point. opps...

Anyway, do let us know how you get on.

Good luck with the import :-)
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It seems your problem is multifaceted...my guys deal with imports day in and out on the insurance side and we have partner companies that may be able to offset the co2 tax slightly. If we could get the car transfered to another dealer for example it may be possible to get a VAT free export also which will help.

6 months from registration is the rule but Swiss authorities are not stupid and are looking for people working the new system.

If you want to PM me your contact details I'll gladly give you a call to discuss options and put you in touch with companies we work with that may take the sting off.

P.s there's nothing wrong with a defender, i take it it's a 110 but that seems to be 295 co...
So a month into this coming into force on July 1st, is there any way around this now ? If I buy a new Santa Fe (197g CO2) this will add 6700 CHF to the price. This will make it pointless buying it over the border, it negates the savings pretty much. If I bought a 6 omnth old and one day one over the border then brought it in, would I still be pulled up ?

Seems a harsh tax on individual imports.
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Seems a harsh tax on individual imports.

that is EXACTLY the point of it, to deter individuals buying new cars over the border.
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So a month into this coming into force on July 1st, is there any way around this now ? If I buy a new Santa Fe (197g CO2) this will add 6700 CHF to the price. This will make it pointless buying it over the border, it negates the savings pretty much. If I bought a 6 omnth old and one day one over the border then brought it in, would I still be pulled up ?

Seems a harsh tax on individual imports.
Over 6 moths is fine.

Or you use a company that import a lot of cars and they can offset the co2 on new cars against cars with a lower output.

http://www.co2-exchange.ch/home.html

Markus with his company autociel offer this service.
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

hi guys,

new here, just moved to gva couple months ago. looking to import a car.

See you talk about a tax of 100chf/gr of CO2 above the max 130. In some articles and other sites they refer to a cost of up to 140chf/gr. Is that incorrect?


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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

do you have to pay co2 tax on a second hand car bought abroad?
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Old 13.01.2014, 19:44
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

Only if you import it into Switzerland within the 6 months after the first registration of the car.

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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

I've been researching intensively on importing a used car in Swiss for some time now and I think I kinda know what to do but what I cannot confirm 100% is if I will face any issues importing a car manufactured in 2001, so before this whole CO2 thing. To be specific it's a 2001 TD5 110 Defender that I'm close to purchasing in the UK. I've been living in Swiss for over 3 years now so I know I can't do the 6 month thing. What I'm trying to ensure is that if there's any way that I may not be able to import the car due to emissions or some other regulations that I may have overlooked? Cheers, Seeb
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Old 06.04.2014, 13:01
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

The six months mentioned in my post above refer to the first registration of the car. Residence doesn't matter. I've edited said post to make that clear.

So you're fine as far as the CO2 tax is concerned.
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

Just a check with those of you in the know... The rules are still the same since this thread began in 2012?

No co2 penalty on cars registered abroad over 6month ago, correct?

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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

Moving to Switzerland shortly - everything sorted out, registered with gemeinde there etc.

We were thinking of buying a car in Germany, drive the car down to the Swiss border when we move and declare it (following advice elsewhere on this forum).

Our preferred option is a new car but I calculated that we end up having to pay approximately 6,000CHF in additional CO2 tax due to the law which went into effect in 2012 (since the car exceeds the the 130 g of CO2 per km).

Do I understand it right that if we instead buy a used car (registered in Germany more than 6 months ago), that we don't have to pay any CO2 tax?

The site I used to calculate the CO2 tax is the following:

http://www.bfe.admin.ch/themen/00507...x.html?lang=de
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Do I understand it right that if we instead buy a used car (registered in Germany more than 6 months ago), that we don't have to pay any CO2 tax?
Exactly.
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Re: New CO2 tax - Importing soon.

So, let's say:
I am buying in Germany classic car (from 80s). Obviously a looot over the CO2 limit. It was registered in Germany (for someone else) for more than 6 monts - it's 30 years old car. Can I import it to Switzerland without paying the CO2 tax or do I need to also keep it for 6 months?
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So, let's say:
I am buying in Germany classic car (from 80s). Obviously a looot over the CO2 limit. It was registered in Germany (for someone else) for more than 6 monts - it's 30 years old car. Can I import it to Switzerland without paying the CO2 tax or do I need to also keep it for 6 months?
Sigh.

As gazillions of other posts here have said: Yes, you can. The car just needs to have been registered (to anyone) for at least six months.

Please, read before you post. You've drawn the ire of other forum members with a similarly clueless question on another thread. Let's not have a repeat.
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Exactly.
I have found a "Tageszulassung" car which is registered Jan 2015. Does the status Tageszulassung influence the 6 months rule - in other words, would I have to pay the CO2 tax because it is a Tageszulassung car instead of an auto that is officially considered "Gebraucht"?
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I have found a "Tageszulassung" car which is registered Jan 2015. Does the status Tageszulassung influence the 6 months rule - in other words, would I have to pay the CO2 tax because it is a Tageszulassung car instead of an auto that is officially considered "Gebraucht"?
I believe Tageszulassung counts -- from that day, the car is officially registered. But make your own enquiries through the appropriate official channels.
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