Shipping a car

Does anyone know the phone number to Departmento de Hacienda..? Im trying to get a quote for shipping a Honda Civic. The brand Honda is not an option to get a quote......do they call it something else down here ?

DOn't waste your time with Hacienda...
I used PR Car Transport... 904 322 7644 about 3 years ago.  They were very good.
they had all the info , door to door pick up and I actually paid a little less at Hacienda they they estimated.

https://www.puertoricocartransport.com/get-quote.php

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Does anyone know the phone number to Departmento de Hacienda..? Im trying to get a quote for shipping a Honda Civic. The brand Honda is not an option to get a quote......do they call it something else down here ?

Did you try entering the VIM?

Yeah,I tried that  but still no info on the car. Hhhmmmm...

Older cars have the same issue, one has to go in person or call them, but they hardly ever answer the phone.

Anyway you get an estimate on the tax, not until the car arrives do they set on a final tax bill.

Shipping a car :: I got some sound info today, so here it is for whoever may need it.
Import tax : Vehicles from $1 up to $6000 = $ 750 import tax . Vehicles valued at over $6000 pay the minimum of $750 PLUS 11.5% of appraised value of vehicle. So there it is as of 10/8/2018. I hope this helps somebody. I'll be moving to PR on Nov 1st,any active people male or female please reach out to me so we can start adventuring. See you soon~Shawn

Dont ship a car here. Makes no sense. Cost to much and not worth it

How do you figure? I drive a 20 year old 4Runner that I love dearly. Shipping + taxes are going to run $1,700 and in exchange I end up with a car that I KNOW has had good maintenance, I KNOW was not flooded, I know wasn't beat to hell. I can't buy a decent used SUV in PR for less than that.

Additionally, my wife drives a 2009 Rav-4. Taxes and shipping on it are $2,109. Again, I know it's been taken care of, I know it's a reliable car, it's got super low miles, and there's no way in hell I can find an equivalent car in PR for less than the price to ship and import.

I've been through the car buying process in PR before and we ended up with a $3,500 Pathfinder with 200,000 miles on it. It worked great for us and never left us stranded (Aside from that once) but even at that low price, I'd be better of importing my cars.

Now if I had a brand new car, still financed, and I was trying to import to PR, yeah, I might reconsider. But a 20 year old and 10 year old paid off car that I know the maintenance history on them? It'd be idiotic to NOT ship them.

One thing to keep in mind when evaluating the choice between shipping your car and paying the import tax v buying a car on the island.   

In PR there is no tax on purchasing a used car   🤗.  ( PR has a sales tax of 10.5% on most things)    I found a fair deal on a used van by shopping in the classified ads on line from a private party.   

I have a nice Jeep that I would like to ship, but the shipping $1100 and tax of over 6000 gives me pause.  😤

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