The demand for professional international auto transport services is universal, making it easy to find shipping companies near your home. The key is to find the one with the best rates, greatest reputation, and longest history in the industry of overseas auto transport. Use online resources to help you with your search.
Then, gather quotes and try to schedule your car’s transport date at least a couple months before the desired shipping timeframe.
The act of shipping a car to Austria is one that many transport companies in the U.S. are familiar with. The country of Austria places no restrictions on vehicle importation. This is rare considering that most countries have strict import regulations for all foreigners to follow. You will need to make sure that you have all of the requested forms of proof to provide Customs with. To understand the auto import policy better, call the Embassy of Austria to ask any questions. They will even give you the present duty and tax rates for your vehicle. Pay these and take your receipt to the Customs office with the other documentation. Going through Customs is the only way to gain import approval.
Information in Regard to Austria’s Import Duties and Taxes.
The taxes and duties associated with auto import have quite the effect on the pocketbook. Although the cost of shipping services is offered at affordable rates, the taxes charged on imports by Austria add up quickly. That’s one reason why shipping customers should learn of the tax rates ahead of time. They will have more time to come up with the money to cover the costs.
Austria’s Auto Import Taxes.
- Value Added Tax (VAT)- 20%
- Fuel Consumption Tax (NoVA)- Maximum of 32% of purchase price.
- Annual Vehicle Tax.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.