Cutting Cars in Half to Avoid Import Duties

Cars cut in Half for Lower Import tax in Ukraine

In the Ukraine, they cut cars in half before they import them to get out of paying import duties. Once in the country they’re welded back together.

Today I received some tax saving wisdom from a taxi driver in Ukraine. He told me that people who import cars to Ukraine sometimes cut the car in two separate pieces and carry it through the customs this way. By doing this, they save a fortune on import tax. A car carried in two pieces is seen as spare parts and therefore is taxed at a much lower rate than a normal car.

Are they ever the same again?

via Today I Learned.


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