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    Default importing luxury car Porsche from the states-used

    Can someone clear up something for me. I was always of the understanding that the DR import department will assign a value to the car and tax it accordingly, despite the car being purchased for all together different price.

    This doesnt make sense to me ,and to my mind im wondering if there is a way to circumvent this uncertainty about what unknown amount of tax i might have to pay.

    If i buy a $45000 porsche used. Is there a company that will transport it to the dr and handle all the nasty import stuff? Should i use a lawyer to negotiate on my behalf with the import department so i dont get ripped off.?
    Any thoughts are welcome, other than its dangerois to flaunt your wealthy and all the other ****ty opinions that are offered from time to time

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    you'll hear from others.

    I will be surprised if you can circumvent the rules/system.

    Have you spoken to the SD Porsche dealer? To check out prices, availability here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerramjet1 View Post
    Can someone clear up something for me. I was always of the understanding that the DR import department will assign a value to the car and tax it accordingly, despite the car being purchased for all together different price.
    Yes they do. Unless a classic/antique, the vehicle needs to be no older than 5 years.

    http://www.dgii.gov.do/ciudadania/ve...sLivianos.aspx

    This doesnt make sense to me ,and to my mind im wondering if there is a way to circumvent this uncertainty about what unknown amount of tax i might have to pay.
    Yes you can.

    1. Bringing your vehicle in with a residency will get you lower taxes;
    2. Returning Dominican will get you lower taxes (additional rules apply);
    3. Buy an exemption from a politico.

    If i buy a $45000 porsche used. Is there a company that will transport it to the dr and handle all the nasty import stuff? Should i use a lawyer to negotiate on my behalf with the import department so i dont get ripped off.?
    Any thoughts are welcome, other than its dangerois to flaunt your wealthy and all the other ****ty opinions that are offered from time to time
    Lots of shipping companies and even more individuals to "help" you with the process, but at the end of the day without a recognized exemption above...you will pay 18% ITBIS, 17% first placa, plus any shipping, insurance, and ancillary port costs.

    Without one of the exemptions above, use a figure of 40% to 50% of dgii value....as your likely all in costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerramjet1 View Post
    Can someone clear up something for me. I was always of the understanding that the DR import department will assign a value to the car and tax it accordingly, despite the car being purchased for all together different price.

    This doesnt make sense to me ,and to my mind im wondering if there is a way to circumvent this uncertainty about what unknown amount of tax i might have to pay.

    If i buy a $45000 porsche used. Is there a company that will transport it to the dr and handle all the nasty import stuff? Should i use a lawyer to negotiate on my behalf with the import department so i dont get ripped off.?
    Any thoughts are welcome, other than its dangerois to flaunt your wealthy and all the other ****ty opinions that are offered from time to time
    You are not allowed to import cars older than 5 years and as a general rule you pay about 50% more in total to get it here. So this car will cost you about US$ 67,500 in the end.
    Yes, there are a lot of companies that do the "dirty work" but I am sure others will chime in with their experience.
    Good luck!


    PS There are a lot of things that "don't make sense" here, let's place it under "culture-differences"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerramjet1 View Post
    Can someone clear up something for me. I was always of the understanding that the DR import department will assign a value to the car and tax it accordingly, despite the car being purchased for all together different price.

    This doesnt make sense to me ,and to my mind im wondering if there is a way to circumvent this uncertainty about what unknown amount of tax i might have to pay.

    If i buy a $45000 porsche used. Is there a company that will transport it to the dr and handle all the nasty import stuff? Should i use a lawyer to negotiate on my behalf with the import department so i dont get ripped off.?
    Any thoughts are welcome, other than its dangerois to flaunt your wealthy and all the other ****ty opinions that are offered from time to time
    Yes you can hire a company that will take care of all the arrangements and the taxes with customs however that will not change the fact of the thousands of dollars additional you will pay for importing a very expensive vehicle. Sorry, you are not haggling on the street for a t-shirt. There is NO negotiating involved on your part. If you buy a vehicle that you paid $45,000US dollars for in the States it probably will be valued in the DR for at least an additional 30% and that is what you will pay your import duty on in addition to the shipping fees and paperwork. A Porche in the DR can get hit, scatched and ripped off just as easily as a Toyota, Nissan or Jeep. Save your money and buy something in the DR for half that price and you won't have to keep it in a garage 24/7.

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    There is a number you call ,sorry dont know it ...tell them car and yr that you are importing and they will tell you custom cost easy ship car down friend shipped one from states ,I believe it has to be  up to 5yrs old to import..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    There is a number you call ,sorry dont know it ...tell them car and yr that you are importing and they will tell you custom cost easy ship car down friend shipped one from states ,I believe it has to be  up to 5yrs old to import..
    The link to aduana value is in post #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playacaribe2 View Post
    you will pay 18% ITBIS, 17% first placa, plus any shipping, insurance, and ancillary port costs.

    Without one of the exemptions above, use a figure of 40% to 50% of dgii value....as your likely all in costs.

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    And duty unless it's made in America.

    I'd peg the number at 55% taxes at the DGII valuation PLUS shipping, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    And duty unless it's made in America.

    I'd peg the number at 55% taxes at the DGII valuation PLUS shipping, etc.


    You may well be correct. However, given the non-American made status, it would only incur an additional 3-8% duty on top of the 18% ITBIS, 17% first placa, shipping, insurance and port charges, likely putting it at the upper end of my range (50%)...but if they also impose a further so called luxury tax duty.....then 55% would probably be a certainty.

    Respectfully,
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    Quote Originally Posted by playacaribe2 View Post
    You may well be correct. However, given the non-American made status, it would only incur an additional 3-8% duty on top of the 18% ITBIS, 17% first placa, shipping, insurance and port charges, likely putting it at the upper end of my range (50%)...but if they also impose a further so called luxury tax duty.....then 55% would probably be a certainty.

    Respectfully,
    Playacatibe2
    If it's older than 5 years there is an additional penalty. I imported an '01 E350 15-passenger van in 2/2008 and paid an additional 20% penalty ON TOP of all other taxes. Had it been an '03 no additional penalty.

    Maybe that's changed.

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