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Departmento of Hacienda, don't get it

hello, I briefly asked about this before here but didn't get a answer, I been to Departmento of Hacienda website quite a few times with no answers, I'm trying to get the excise tax on a 2002 chevrolet corvette, I get a ''No registration''  response, I type in 2003 corvette and get a tax of 3,500! can someone help me on the excise tax on my 2002 vette? base model.   Thank you in advance

Have you tried entering the Vin number? It is fairly accurate.

$3500 sounds about right.

Yes, I put in the vin number and it still comes up with no registration, thanks @Rey for trying to help. do you think why it doesn't show up because it's too old?

knight4444 :

Yes, I put in the vin number and it still comes up with no registration, thanks @Rey for trying to help. do you think why it doesn't show up because it's too old?

Your guess is as good as mine. I think a phone call may be the way to go. People spend many hours trying to talk in person with people in Hacienda, so it may not be likely that somebody here would volunteer.

MARCA/ MODELO/# 0 NO REGISTRADO      that is what I get,    BTW it's pure insanity to tax a 16 year old PRODUCTION american car that kelly blue book values at 14,000 dollars, a  3,500 dollars TAX,  thats something like 25% excise tax.  that is CRAZY

My friend, I called Departmento of Hacienda and if you don't speak spanish the answering menu hangs up on you  lol  this shouldn't be this complicated.

knight4444 :

MARCA/ MODELO/# 0 NO REGISTRADO      that is what I get,    BTW it's pure insanity to tax a 16 year old PRODUCTION american car that kelly blue book values at 14,000 dollars, a  3,500 dollars TAX,  thats something like 25% excise tax.  that is CRAZY

Sorry it does sound like it is too old for the automated system or they never had a Corvet in the island, LOL.

Lol. Thanks @rey.   I'll stop whining and just pay the tax and enjoy the beautiful Puerto Rico life

knight4444 :

My friend, I called Departmento of Hacienda and if you don't speak spanish the answering menu hangs up on you  lol  this shouldn't be this complicated.

While sometime around 1998 the government decided to add English as another official language and supposedly having a requirement to know English in order to work for the government, the island is still
mostly a Spanish speaking country. A modern system like a phone inquiry system should be asking if you want Spanish or English, but obviously it does not.

The difficulty comes in that you probably need to be handy when somebody calls or goes in person in order to get the correct information and so you can also ask questions which the other person can translate.

You may need a trip to the island before the move anyway to make arrangements for a rental property. Unless somebody can go there with you on their phone and get the information. Maybe your realtor can help you on this?

Yes ive really thought about that but im moving lol. The usa isnt a place whete i want to stay.  I'll get a rental car till my car gets there and just make a way.  Im a survivor @ Rey. Lol.

knight4444 :

Yes ive really thought about that but im moving lol. The usa isnt a place whete i want to stay.  I'll get a rental car till my car gets there and just make a way.  Im a survivor @ Rey. Lol.

Sounds good

Rentals are expensive as hell in PR. Try to get a long term rental contract ("long term" meaning more than 28 days) to save $ on your daily rate. I've rented long term in Europe in the past for about $1k per month. Enterprise does long term rentals but unsure if they're done in PR specifically. The rental companies usually have a different department that arranges long term.

Thanks @Nomadlawyer  lol   it should take 6 to 7 days for my car to ship over, I'll probably just hangout in florida for a week

Finally, got in touch with someone at Departmeno of HACIENDA , to import a 2002 chevrolet corvette?  3,257.00   well now I know lol   Thank you to everyone on their imput and advice

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