Importing as moving goods within Europe

Importing as moving goods within Europe

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Are you moving to the Netherlands soon?

Then it's good to know that it often pays off to bring your car, motorcycle, or camper van with you. Many expatriates (expats) and repatriates are exempt from vehicle tax and import duties. This can save you thousands of euros compared to someone who doesn't have this moving goods exemption.

Importing as moving goods within the EU is similar to regular import. The main difference is that importing as moving goods can provide many financial benefits that you can take advantage of. Furthermore, there are different technical requirements for admitting the motor vehicle as moving goods compared to regular import. These requirements are often less stringent, allowing you to continue enjoying the vehicle you are accustomed to using abroad.

TIP: Request a 'permit exemption bpm for moving goods within the EU' form from the Dutch Tax Office (Belastingdienst) in advance. For additional information, contact us! We're happy to help.

The process was fast, well received and with helpful guidance.

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Efficient and cost-effective

When you meet the requirements to qualify for an exemption based on moving goods - we offer you two service packages. Will you opt for a single administrative handling, or do you want the import to be fully taken care of?

Moving goods exemption conditions

Busy preparing to move to the Netherlands? To obtain tax exemption upon import, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You are moving from another EU country to the Netherlands.
  • This vehicle is part of your household effects.
  • You use this vehicle for the same purpose as in the foreign country.
  • You have owned and used the vehicle for at least 6 months in the country from which you are moving to the Netherlands.
  • You do not lend, pawn, rent, or transfer the vehicle within 12 months from the date the goods are imported.
VDS Auto Import - Removal goods

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