If the info had been true, in Spain there are municipalities during which every inhabitant has, on common, 36 vehicles within the storage. It isn’t as a result of they’re wealthy and keen about vehicles. It’s as a result of they stay in one of many so-called vehicle tax havens.
Now could be the time to pay the street tax. Its official title is ITax on Powered Automobiles (IVTM), though at a preferred degree it is named the quantityIt’s a payment that, yearly, all automobiles in circulation need to pay. The quantity is calculated primarily based on the fiscal energy of the car, within the case of passenger vehicles; relying on the cylinder capability, within the case of bikes, and the burden and variety of seats, within the case of vans and buses, respectively, in accordance with a minimal fee established for the complete nationwide territory, except the territories historic of the Basque Nation and Navarra.
It’s a municipal tax, that’s, the municipalities are in control of the gathering and in addition those who repair the quantity. Which means, on the nationwide degree, there are variations of as much as 150%. It is usually the explanation why there are those that search the authorized loophole and register their automotive in one of many so-called vehicle tax havens.
The 25 automotive tax havens in Spain
They’re generally known as tax havens as a result of they’re the municipalities during which much less is paid for street tax. They’re cities with few inhabitants however many vehicles. A lot in order that the city of Madrid that occupies the primary place within the rating has a median of virtually 37 automobiles for every inhabitant.
Related European Motorists (AEA) has drawn up a listing of the 25 vehicle tax havens in Spain:
|PROVINCE||MUNICIPALITY||TOURISM||POPULATION||VEHICLES / INHABITANT|
|Madrid||Rozas de Puerto Actual||29.897||555||36,95|
|Barcelona||Aguilar de Segarra||10.321||282||27,23|
|Madrid||Colmenar de Arroyo||45.071||1.785||22,47|
|Valencia||Puebla de San Miguel||1.140||61||7,70|
|Madrid||Robledo de Chavela||50.125||4.364||6,01|
|Barcelona||Sant Pere Sallavinera||862||151||4,70|
|Actual metropolis||Cañada de Calatrava||198||100||2,57|
|Madrid||Torremocha del Jarama||4.033||1.075||2,13|
The municipalities with the costliest street tax
A median kind car, with 11.99 fiscal horsepower pays within the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Metropolis Council 34.08 euros; in Madrid 59 euros, in Barcelona 68.16 euros, and in Saint Sebastian 86.64 euros. In different phrases, 150% dearer in San Sebastián than in Tenerife.
Among the many most costly Spanish municipalities, along with San Sebastián, AEA cites in its report these of Vitoria, Bilbao, Castellón, Tarragona, Barcelona, Palma, Ciudad Actual, Valladolid, Huelva and Granada. Quite the opposite, amongst those who may very well be thought-about “a tax haven” could be Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Melilla, Zamora, Cáceres, Palencia, Jaén, and Badajoz.
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In line with the report of the affiliation for the protection of motorists, the variations in charges not solely happen between the provincial capitals of various autonomous communities but in addition between municipalities of the identical province. Thus, for instance, the speed charged by the mountain municipality of Colmenar de Arroyo or Robledo de Chavela, within the Group of Madrid, is seven instances cheaper than that charged within the capital Madrid; or inside Catalonia, the quantity charged by the municipality of Rajadell or Aguilar de Segarra is eight instances lower than what’s charged in Barcelona.
Within the following desk you may examine the worth of the registration tax that, on common, every province costs:
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“The case of CastielFabib is very hanging, a small Valencian municipality during which regardless of the disaster and having decreased its inhabitants by seven neighbors, the variety of firm automobiles registered in 2020 has tripled in comparison with the earlier yr, going from 768 to 2,688 items ”, AEA factors out in its report.
It isn’t an remoted case. Seven Spanish municipalities (Colmenar de Arroyo, Robledo de Chavela Moralzarzal, Venturada, Las Rozas de Puerto Actual and Brunete, in Madrid; and Rajadell, in Barcelona), with a inhabitants of between 500 and 14,000 inhabitants, accumulate 37.5% of the whole variety of firm vehicles from throughout Spain on account of its privileged tax therapy. That’s, 159,811 vehicles out of a nationwide whole of 425,020 items.
* Authentic article revealed by Noelia López at Autobild.es