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    Question Procedures and Requirements in Buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicle?

    Is anyone aware on the procedures and requirements in buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicle?

    Example, let's say an embassy, United Nation's agencies/offices or any agency, office, individual, or corporation ([SIZE=1]provided by law: EO 491[/SIZE]), including those companies that operate in a Free Port Zone (like Subic, etc.) who are allowed to import a vehicle Tax and Duty Free provided they are for sole use within the Free Port, ([SIZE=1]provided by law: RA 3224 Sec.1F[/SIZE]) decides to sell the vehicle.

    Naturally, it will possess blue-colored plates (4 or 5 numeric characters). What are the things needed to be done to process change of ownership, and eventually transfer the vehicle to a private individual, which is will be then the new owner?

    Does the plates needs to be surrendered and replaced with the current series, private (green-colored) plates? Or, does the new owner keep the plates and eventually registers as a private vehicle (blue plate, green registration stickers).

    Any insights?


    [SIZE=1]For reference:
    Executive Order 491
    http://www.tariffcommission.gov.ph/eo_491.htm

    Republic Act 9224
    http://www.chanrobles.com/republicactno9224.html[/SIZE]
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    Default Re: Procedures and Requirements in Buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicl

    change of ownership process bro is still the same. it needs a deed of sale, certificate of tax exempt, OR/CR.

    you need to pay extra for the cost of conversion of license plate to private, pero wala ka ng babayarang taxes dyan dahil exempt nga yung vehicle.

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    Default Re: Procedures and Requirements in Buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicl

    Quote Originally Posted by 1D4LV View Post
    change of ownership process bro is still the same. it needs a deed of sale, certificate of tax exempt, OR/CR.
    Noted.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1D4LV View Post
    you need to pay extra for the cost of conversion of license plate to private, pero wala ka ng babayarang taxes dyan dahil exempt nga yung vehicle.
    But what about if the individual buying the car is just a regular civilian which is subject to taxes?

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    Default Re: Procedures and Requirements in Buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicl

    Quote Originally Posted by 1D4LV View Post
    change of ownership process bro is still the same. it needs a deed of sale, certificate of tax exempt, OR/CR.

    you need to pay extra for the cost of conversion of license plate to private, pero wala ka ng babayarang taxes dyan dahil exempt nga yung vehicle.
    When a diplomatic or tax exempt vehicle is changed to a private plate, you will need to pay taxes for that vehicle.

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    Default Re: Procedures and Requirements in Buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicl

    yup, you need to pay for taxes. hindi ka naman tax-exempt di ba?

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    Default Re: Procedures and Requirements in Buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicl

    From what I know, you pay the taxes for the vehicle, but you get to retain the blue plate.

    My uncle acquired a few units before and they were allowed to use the blue plates still.

    Maybe the policy has changed now.

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    Default Re: Procedures and Requirements in Buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicl

    my wife works in a int'l organization similar to the ones mentioned. we once bought a 2nd hand tax-exempt vehicle. so to shed some light on the question: (1) we had to pay the taxes for the car; and (2) we were not allowed to keep the "blue" plates. these are for diplomatic use only. you need papers from the department of foreign affairs certifying your status and that of your vehicle. besides, these plates cannot be given to a buyer of a tax exempt vehicle because these diplomatic plates are re-used by the individual to which these were issued when he decides to purchase a new tax exempt vehicle.

    hope this helps.

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