Luxury Car Tax - Big engined cars

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Luxury Car Tax - Big engined cars

Postby leedarkwood » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:11 am

Now like many things in Bulgaria, I can only say what I have been told locally, so if anyone can find a source that confirms or reputes this, please post it!

Since Bulgaria joined the EU, beware of importing large engined vehicles, anything over 120 kw and you will get HAMMERED for the new luxury vehicle tax. That is something like 35 leva per kilowatt, for ALL the kilowatts, so for a 150 kilowatt vehicle that is 5250 leva!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our lhd ford maverick, (really a rebadged nissan terrano) was rated here at a mere 72 kilowatts so we avoided any tax. As far as I understand it, the tax kicks in at 120 kilowatts, but it is NOT paid on the kilowattage over the 120 mark, but for all of the kilowatts if that makes sense. This is sorted out when you go to replate the car with BG plates, the power of the engine is checked on a database and you have to go to the nearest customs office to pay. Remember that you can only drive in BG now on non BG plates if you are paying insurance in the country that issued the plates.

So if you import a biggie, you could have a nasty surprise waiting for you!

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Postby Sapper » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:17 am

How do you find out the kilowatt of your car?. all I know is my car is 2300 cc cant find any ref to kilowatt on the log book.

PS I thought KW referred to electricity.

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Postby philr68 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:56 am

120kw = 150 bhp

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Postby leedarkwood » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:17 am

http://www.americanmachinist.com/Calcul ... oKilo.aspx

Converts horse power to kilowatts if that helps? How do you know what horsepower your car is? I looked in the manual and it gave me kilowatts for ours

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Postby MissEllie » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:34 pm

Mine's an old re-engined 3.9 litre petrol V8 RR , anyone know how to work out the HP from that ?
Are there any agricultural get out clauses ?

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Postby marbellapete » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:47 pm

If you mean you have a 3.9 Range Rover it is 134 kw or at least thats what my 4.0 Discovery is

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Postby MissEllie » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:39 pm

marbellapete wrote:If you mean you have a 3.9 Range Rover it is 134 kw or at least thats what my 4.0 Discovery is


Yep , that's it , thanks for the help and that makes this tax 4690 Lev by my plastic brain , if I'm right

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Postby Adolf » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:26 pm

an old re-engined 3.9 litre petrol V8 RR , anyone know how to work out the HP from that ?


If it's still a Land Rover engine it's basically the Buick V8 pushrod motor that was licensed to Rover in the mid 60s for their "cabinet minister" saloons. Out of the ark in other words. I believe it is still made, in Weston super Mare. Its virtue was that it is relatively light for its capacity.

It's probably about 190 hp (142 kW), a bit less if the engine is pre-1995.

Land Rover may be able to produce some documentation for the replacement engine showing its rated power. Or maybe the Range Rover Register could give you a certificate if you join.

If the engine no. hasn't been changed on the V5 I would suggest you have it done before you go to BG.

LPG conversion wouldn't avoid the "power tax". You might still have something drivable if you put in a diesel of near 120kw and the tax saving would subsidise the change. But, as well as the normal changes to accommodate the diesel, you might have to make suspension modifications if the weight increases.

Agricultural vehicle - If you get a notarised certificate that it is a <<Челси трактор>> that might work.

A search in the EU database threw this up. I haven't got a clue about how it works, but it does seem that the rate is almost twice as high for vehicles over 150kw. If the vehicle was first registered outside BG less than 6 months ago and has covered less than 6,000km it can still count as new.

Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act.

Promulgated State Gazette No. 91/15.11.2005, effective 1.01.2006, amended SG No. 105/29.12.2005, effective 1.01.2006, SG No. 30/11.04.2006, effective 12.07.2006, amended, SG No. 34/25.04.2006, effective 1.07.2007 (*) - amended, SG No. 80/3.10.2006, effective 3.10.2006, amended and upplemented, SG No. 63/4.08.2006, effective 4.08.2006, SG No. 81/6.10.2006, amended and supplemented, SG No. 105/22.12.2006, effective 1.01.2007, amended, SG No. 108/29.12.2006, effective 1.01.2007

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The excise rate on used automobiles is as follows:

1.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 120 kW to 150 kW under DIN system - BGN 35 per 1 kW;

2.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 150 kW under DIN system - BGN 60 per 1 kW;

3.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 126 kW to 157.5 kW under SAE system - BGN 33.33 per 1 kW;

4.for automobiles with engine power exceeding 157.5 kW under SAE system - BGN 57.14 per 1 kW.

The excise rate on new automobiles is as follows:

1.seven hundred lev + BGN 90 per 1 kW for the excess over 120 kW under DIN system;

seven hundred lev + BGN 85.71 per 1 kW for the excess over 126 kW under SAE system.



If you're car's power is just at a threshold and your manufacturer's figure is SAE it is worth checking the DIN figure. It might be about 5% lower.

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Postby Sapper » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:31 pm

looks as if I have a large tax bill due my car is C 230 Kompressor sport MB. I have just found out the kw is 142

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Postby rikrich5 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:44 pm

Hi Does the import tax apply if you place the vechicle within the buisness or is it an import tax for importing the car for the individual


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