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New Car in Switzerland - Registration, Taxes, Insurance?

Hi all,

I'm buying a new car soon (my first in Switzerland). I would like to know all expected paperwork and costs I will have:
- How is the process of registration?
- Which taxes I have to pay (when buying and after each year)?
- Insurance - which are mandatory?
- Year maintenance/review (MFK)?

In general, what are my obligations?

Thanks for your help
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Re: New Car in Switzerland - Registration, Taxes, Insurance?

you have the annual tax, here you can calculate it http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/siche...VArechner.html
there's also a list of all taxes that come with the paperwork http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/siche...Bfahrzeug.html
To get your license of circulation you will need to have proof of insurance already, what you need is third party insurance (the one that pays the damage you cause to other people, but not yours, if you buy a new car you might want a total kasko which covers everything).
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you have the annual tax, here you can calculate it http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/siche...VArechner.html
there's also a list of all taxes that come with the paperwork http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/siche...Bfahrzeug.html
To get your license of circulation you will need to have proof of insurance already, what you need is third party insurance (the one that pays the damage you cause to other people, but not yours, if you buy a new car you might want a total kasko which covers everything).
Thanks for the feedback. Where can I find details on the "RoadStamps" (which are in the frontwindow of each car) paid yearly? Is that what is in your first link?
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Re: New Car in Switzerland - Registration, Taxes, Insurance?

No the first link is the automobile tax, you pay that for having your car in circulation.
The sticker is for the autobahn/autostrade, you can buy it in any shop or at border control and it's only 40 CHF, this is not mandatory if you don't use those roads.

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