We can walk you through the various qualifications for tax-free and tax paid vehicle sales. If you’re unsure whether or not you can qualify, we can help answer that question: with fifty years of experience, we’re used to applying and interpreting the rules.

There are a range of qualifications.

Military Sales

You meet the criteria for Military sales if:

  • You are a current or retired member of British Forces or a dependant;
  • You are a DDS Card Holder;
  • You are in the UK for a Tax Paid Car;
  • You are Abroad for a Tax Free Car;
    • Diplomatic Sales

      You meet the criteria for a diplomatic tax-free vehicle if:

      • You are an accredited foreign diplomat based in the UK;
      • You wish to use the car in the UK;
      • You can obtain H.M. Customs & Excise form C426 or TX26 accepted by the Protocol Department at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

      Visiting Forces Sales

      You can purchase a tax-free vehicle on a visiting forces basis if:

      • You are a serving member of a visiting Military Force based in the UK;
      • You are a Foreign National;
      • You can obtain H.M. Customs & Excise form C941 from your military base.

      Personal Export Sales

      Personal export is a means of sourcing a tax-free vehicle for which you can qualify if:

      • You are a resident or visitor to the UK with a contact address in this country
      • You are purchasing the vehicle in your own name (i.e. not in the name of a company)
      • You will take delivery of the vehicle in the UK and export the vehicle outside the EC within 6 months (or 12 months if you are a visitor to the UK and have been in the UK for at least 365 days in the last 2 years)
      • The vehicle is for your own personal use
      • You will keep the vehicle outside the EU for a minimum of 6 months after exportation

      Direct Export Sales

      You qualify for direct export of a tax-free vehicle if you are buying a car:

      • For delivery outside the European Union;
      • To be shipped to its destination without first being driven in the UK.

      New Means of Transport Sales

      Means of Transport sales are open to a wide range of individuals who intend to leave the UK in the near future:

      • You are a resident or visitor to the UK with a contact address in this country
      • You are purchasing the vehicle in your own name and for your own personal use
      • You will take delivery in the UK and remove the vehicle to another country in the EU within 2 months
      • You are not registered for VAT
      • You will notify the fiscal authority in the member state to which you will remove the vehicle and pay any tax due as detailed on VAT411

      We are able to help with the administration of each of these types of sale. So whatever your circumstances, get in touch with us to begin the process of obtaining that tax-free vehicle.

Vehicle Shipping

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Tax-Free Sales

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