“A reduced rate is applied to them, on a transitional basis” corresponding to 40% of the tariff from January 1, 2024, 60% of the tariff from January 1, 2025 and 80% of the tariff as of January 1, 2026. As of 2027, motorhomes are subject to payment of 100% of the applicable ISV.

Contacted by Lusa, the secretary general of the Automobile Association of Portugal (ACAP) considered that “common sense prevailed” when opting for a transitional period and a progressive update of the ISV update that focuses on motorhomes.

“ACAP, when it became aware of the initial proposal (from the Government, to eliminate the reduced rate of ISV for motorhomes), immediately asked for meetings with the parliamentary groups and we had a hearing in the Budget and Finance Committee, where we called the attention of the deputies for the impossibility of entering into force this year the increase from 30% to 100% of the tax”, said Helder Barata Pedro.

As he explained, orders for this type of vehicle “are placed every six months”, so “when it was known, at the beginning of October [2022], that there was going to be a change in January, there were already orders placed for delivery, in which the price of the motorhome was calculated with the ISV that was in force”.