Registering luxury cars in Pondy to get tougher
BENGALURU: The practice of registering luxury cars in the Union Territory of Puducherry, as a measure of tax avoidance, will now be nipped in the bud as the Transport Department has decided to make it tougher for buyers of these vehicles to obtain temporary registration, a move crucial to taking the vehicle out of Karnataka to Puducherry for registration. The decision was taken after officials from Puducherry pointed out that they could not deny registration for vehicle owners who showed valid residence documents within their jurisdiction.
The method for this is simple. Purchasers can obtain a temporary registration from the Karnataka RTO which allows them to use their vehicle on the roads for a period of 30 days. They then head to Puducherry and apply for registration there by submitting documents showing that they are residents of the Union Territory. These are usually forged or falsified as the RTO has a long list of acceptable address proof documents. Once registered, they then bring the vehicles back into Karnataka. Registering luxury cars in Pondy to get tougher- The New Indian Express