Val_2 Posted July 4, 2008 Share Posted July 4, 2008 I thought this quite important for other artisan especially those new to french systems and bureaucracy etc to know about. Its the manouche season up here, they are everywhere asking for old metal and buying up everything they can lay their hands.We have an old Renault Trafic that has been off the road since last October basically because the CT ran out, money was tight for any repairs etc and we have other vehicles. Yesterday I had three different lots bang on the door asking if it was for sale, all doing the same house cleaning and all living at the same address in town (we are not green where this lot are concerned I can tell you). I said I would ask OH and let the bloke know which I didn't but this afternoon one of them came back and demanded again to buy it, CT failure or not. My son went across to the mechanic we have used for the past 19 years and asked him about it and he said it was worth three times the amount they were offering and it was highly illegal to sell it with no CT at all, it has to have one even if it fails so they know what faults there are.You cannot sell a vehicle bought as seen anymore especially where it has no CT. We then ring the accountant who said UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES deal with these people especially for cash because once the carte grise /vehicle sold slip is sent off the FISC will know and our cotisations will go up accordingly next year as it will be deemed as a cash transaction for the business. It is more beneficial to trade in a works van at a garage for a newer model whereby you do not have more charges levied against you by the RSI etc and you can claim relief over a period of years for the repayment by HP etc.This is a warning for those who buy and sell vehicles for cash - the fisc actually look at who is selling what by these cessation forms and will come after you eventually. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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