Today, we will discuss the documents required to obtain the Prime à la Conversion in France. If you own a polluting vehicle and want to replace it with a more environmentally friendly one, this financial incentive can be a great option to help you make the switch.
However, before going headlong into the steps to obtain this bonus, it is important to know the documents needed to complete your file. In this article, we will review the main supporting documents required to acquire the Conversion Bonus.
Whether you’re looking to buy an electric car or a hybrid model, this handy guide will help you gather all the relevant documents and move your application forward successfully.
So, ready to find out what you need to provide to qualify for this bonus? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the documentation required for the Conversion Bonus.
Introduction: The conversion premium (or scrapping premium)
The conversion premium is a financial aid offered to encourage motorists to opt for more ecological vehicles. To benefit from this assistance, certain rules must be respected and documents must be provided. These documents must be dated and signed by the applicant and countersigned by the lessor. The applicant must also provide his or her income tax notice for the current year as well as a copy of the transfer certificate if the car is purchased second-hand. In addition, the conversion premium can only be awarded to an individual with a reference tax income per unit of less than or equal to €22,983. Finally, before claiming the premium, it is imperative to have an old vehicle destroyed in an approved ELV center. The dealer is the main contact in the conversion premium application process and can provide his expertise to facilitate the administrative procedures. In short, with the right documents and a good understanding of the rules, the conversion premium can be a valuable aid for motorists concerned about their ecological footprint.
What is the amount of the conversion premium
It is important to know that the amount of the conversion premium varies according to several criteria, in particular the type of vehicle purchased or leased as well as the tax income of the person. However, it is possible to benefit from an increased bonus of up to €3,000 if you work or live in a Low Emission Zone. For those eligible, the amount of the conversion premium is €1,100, up to the purchase price, minus the ecological bonus. In addition, the government has just extended the scheme to 2023, offering owners of old diesel or petrol vehicles the opportunity to scrap them and benefit from a bonus of up to €6,000. In short, if you are eligible for the conversion premium, your car is worth money!
The rules to respect to benefit from a conversion premium in 2023
To benefit from the conversion premium, it is important to respect certain rules. First of all, the car concerned must be a passenger car (PC) and not a utility vehicle. Moreover, it must be registered in France in a normal or definitive series. Secondly, it is imperative that the applicant be an adult natural person with a residence in France, a legal entity with an establishment in France, or a company registered in France.
For the bonus to be granted, it is also necessary to scrap the old polluting vehicle in an approved ELV center within 3 months before or 6 months after the purchase of the new car. Finally, the applicant must provide dated supporting documents in his or her name, such as the income tax notice or the certificate of disposal if the vehicle is used.
By respecting these rules, you can hope to obtain the conversion premium for your new car. Do not hesitate to follow the necessary steps to benefit from this financial aid and thus contribute to the preservation of the environment.
Documents to provide for your application
To benefit from the conversion premium, it is essential to provide the appropriate documents when you apply. The documents must be dated, in the name of the applicant and include the vehicle’s references. First of all, an income tax notice is required for an individual or a corporation. If you are buying a used car, a copy of the vehicle registration document must also be provided, as well as a certificate of transfer. It is important to note that the reference tax income is also required for an individual. At the end of the life of your old vehicle, you must provide a certificate of destruction of the vehicle in an approved center VHU. The dealer from whom you purchase your new car plays a crucial role in the conversion incentive application process. Once you have collected all the necessary documents, you can submit your application online to receive the conversion premium. By keeping in mind the rules to respect and the documents to provide, you will be able to obtain the conversion premium without hassle and immediately.
Dated supporting documents in the applicant’s name
Dated supporting documents in the applicant’s name are crucial to receive the conversion premium. They must include vehicle references, such as the name and characteristics of the vehicle, as well as the applicant’s personal information, such as name and address. The applicant must ensure that these documents prove his or her relationship to the vehicle, whether as owner or joint owner of the vehicle registration. For a used car purchase, the certificate of transfer must be available. If the names do not match, a copy of the vehicle registration can be provided to prove ownership. In short, dated supporting documents in the applicant’s name are essential for a simple and easy conversion premium application process.
Income tax notice
To apply for the conversion premium, you must provide an income tax notice. This notice must be dated and correspond to the year preceding the year of billing. To be eligible for this bonus, the applicant must have a reference tax income per unit of less than or equal to €22,983 for an individual. If the applicant does not pay taxes, he or she may provide other documentation of income. The income tax notice is therefore a crucial element in the processing of the conversion premium application. It allows us to check the conformity of the file and to determine if the applicant is eligible for this premium. It is important to scrupulously respect the rules regarding the documents to be provided to benefit from the conversion premium.
Certificate of transfer if buying a used car
To benefit from the conversion premium, it is crucial to respect all the rules and to provide the necessary documents. If you are purchasing a used vehicle, you will need to provide a certificate of transfer. This document is one of the supporting documents required for the sale of a vehicle and proves that you are now the owner of the car in question. It is important that your name appears as the purchaser of the new vehicle and that the certificate of transfer is dated. Make sure the document is completed and signed by the seller. This will make the process easier and allow the conversion premium to be obtained more quickly.
Reference tax income for an individual
The conversion premium is means-tested for an individual. To benefit from this aid, you must have a reference tax income per unit less than or equal to a certain amount. This amount varies depending on the situation. For the current year, the reference tax income per unit is set at 22 983 €. However, for the most modest people, with a reference tax income per unit less than or equal to 14 089 € net or less than or equal to 6 358 € net, higher amounts of premium are applied. It is therefore important to find out the exact amounts before applying. To prove this reference tax income per unit, you must provide a copy of the tax notice for the year preceding the acquisition of the new vehicle.
Certificate of destruction of the vehicle in an approved ELV center
To benefit from the conversion premium for the disposal of your vehicle, you must provide a certificate of destruction of the vehicle in an approved ELV center. This document certifies that your old vehicle has been destroyed according to current environmental standards. It is therefore essential to call upon a recognized ELV professional to perform this operation. Once you have obtained the certificate of destruction, you can use it as proof of entitlement to the conversion premium. Keep in mind that this step is crucial for your application to be validated and for you to receive your bonus. Please remember to keep this document in a safe place.
The dealer’s role in the conversion premium application process
The dealer plays an important role in the conversion incentive application process. Indeed, he must check the conformity of the documents provided by the customer, in particular the registration document of the scrapped vehicle and the certificate of destruction issued by an approved ELV center. The dealer must also complete an online conversion premium application form and submit it to the Agence de services et de paiement (ASP). Once the application has been validated, the dealer will be able to deduct the amount of the bonus from the purchase invoice of the new eligible vehicle. It is therefore important to choose an authorized dealer and to provide him with the necessary documents to facilitate the application process for the conversion premium.
Conclusion: Reminder of the rules to respect and the documents to provide
In conclusion, to benefit from the conversion premium, it is essential to respect the criteria imposed by the government. In addition to the means test, it is important to have the necessary documents for your application. In order for your application to be accepted, be sure to provide dated supporting documents in your name such as your 2020 income tax notice or the certificate of disposal if you have purchased a used vehicle. It is also essential to present the certificate of destruction of your old vehicle in an approved center. Finally, the dealer from whom you made your purchase will be able to help you with the entire process. By considering all these elements and by respecting the rules, you can benefit from the conversion premium and thus participate in the ecological transition while making savings.