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Old 07.11.2008, 10:28
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Auto Tax needed???

Hi all, have eventually got a car, which is great for doing the weekly shop, no more heavy bags to carry from tram

My question is at the moment we have it insured and got plates but do not have tax to allow us to drive anywhere, where do we go to buy this and how much is it??

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Old 07.11.2008, 10:38
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Re: Auto Tax needed???

What tax?? The number plates payable annually are he equivalent of the UK's road tax. You will need an annual Vignette to drive on autobahns. Filling stations, post offices etc...
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Old 07.11.2008, 10:57
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My question is at the moment we have it insured and got plates but do not have tax to allow us to drive anywhere, where do we go to buy this and how much is it??
If you have the plates that means you can drive, there is no separate tax sticker needed for the car. You will pay a road tax for your car but the bill will come to you via the mail, the tax fee is based on the vehicle's engine displacement.
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Old 07.11.2008, 11:03
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Re: Auto Tax needed???

... or do you mean the Vignette, the sticker required for highways (Autobahn)?

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Old 07.11.2008, 11:10
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... or do you mean the Vignette, the sticker required for highways (Autobahn)?
Good point..

Like tomcat says, the Vignette is required for the Autobahns but not having one doesn't prevent you from driving around town and the country side.
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Old 07.11.2008, 11:26
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Re: Auto Tax needed???

Yes silly me, thats what I meant, so can get the vignette at post office or filling station? I got our velo vignette from the sbb station do they also do this auto vignette?

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Re: Auto Tax needed???

Yes, you can buy the 'Vignette' from the post office. Costs about 40chf for the year. Then you can drive on the motorways.
I think the vignette is valid until the end of January 2009. Forum please correct me if im wrong.

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Also, expect a bill in January for the "road tax"(number plates). The cost depends on the size of your engine.
From the 'Strassenverkehrsamt' homepage, for example, for a 1.8 litre engine, you would expect to pay between 276-300 chf for the year.

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Old 07.11.2008, 11:43
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Yes silly me, thats what I meant, so can get the vignette at post office or filling station? I got our velo vignette from the sbb station do they also do this auto vignette?

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Everything you always wanted to know about the Vignette / motorway tax ... but never dared to ask:

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en

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Re: Auto Tax needed???

Cheers Superted
you may have already told us that??? anyway wanted to go get today so we can get better use over the weekend.

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Re: Auto Tax needed???

You can also buy the autobahn vignettes at most any petrol station
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