It is not Monaco: this Catalan village has registered 84,1 cars per capita

Today, that is highly topical with the issue of the tax havens, it is worth remembering to all of these places that in some way have become also in tax havens, in order to receive a better tax treatment at the time of registering a car. That is the explanation that we find in data is that, far from being statistical anomalies, impress as much as the fact that Aguilar de Segarra, a town in the province of Barcelona, have a fleet of cars, immense, 84,1 registered cars by each neighbor. How and why these figures?

The explanation is to be found in the tax treatment of our cars. A car is taxed with different tax, the most important, in amount, the registration tax and VAT when purchasing a new car. But it is no less important to the road tax, the rate, popularly known as shtick, that we have to pay to the Municipality in which we have registered our vehicle. A rate that may vary significantly between different localities.

And this is also the explanation of that in a town of only 251 inhabitants, has registered more than 20,000 cars.


reduced cost of the fees for the tax of circulation invite you to the management of some car fleets choose to register their cars in towns like Aguilar de Segarra, cars that are very likely to never wander through its streets. A good portion of the vehicles registered in these localities, most of them belong to large fleets of cars, usually rental. Even in provincial capitals Spanish we find important differences in the tax movement, in the order of tens of euros.

are Not the only Spanish villages which have become, in their way, tax havens for the alquiladoras. Serratella (Castellón) sum 58,7 cars per inhabitant, Rozas del Puerto Real (Madrid), reached an average of 34.8, Rajadell (Barcelona) to 29.7, and Relleu (Alicante) at 15.9, according to Motorists Associated European (The Mercantil Valenciano).

the figures Are at least surprising, if we take into account that the average in Spain is around the 0.7 cars per inhabitant.