Originally Posted by ripper0306
The car isn't registered or neither passed a "control" in Germany ?
So, the car is freshly imported, how can you drive it in Germany.
Did you pay the Taxes when you imported it ?
Can you tell me the whole story, I think I don't get it
(For the pm function, I searched a new member area to present myself and post messages, but it seems the forum doesn't have one.)
I am sure Rick can answer but I will also chime in.
We fall under NATO SOFA
(Status of Forces Agreement) so we have certain tax free privileges, like buying a US spec car's tax free over here or buying certain goods w/o (having to pay)the German 19% tax(MwSt). We get German (cover)plates but we have nothing to answer to the German TUV or tax man or Polizei. We simply pay our yearly registration fee's and get a German tag and have to go thru a yearly safety inspection on base(thru the Army or Airforce).
IF we sell this "tax free" car to a EU citizen... they have to go thru the importation process just as IF they bought a US car in the USA and imported it to Germany. Only the car has never left Germany.
Hope that clears it up for you.