Duty on Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicle Duty is charged on:

  • application to register a motor vehicle;
  • application to transfer registration of a motor vehicle;
  • a change of beneficial ownership of a motor vehicle.
From Monday, 1 July 2013, the duty on applications to register or transfer ownership of caravans and camper trailers in Tasmania is abolished.

 

As per Section 69 of the Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2010

  • Disposal Notices must be lodged with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within 7 days of the vehicle being sold.
  • Applications to transfer registration of a motor vehicle must be lodged with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within 14 days of the vehicle being purchased.

All necessary documentation can be lodged at a Service Tasmania shop.

For more information read Dutiable Value of Motor Vehicles Guideline.

Estimate duty with the Motor Vehicle Duty Calculator.

Exemptions

Motor Vehicle dealers can apply for an exemption certificate.

Duty exemption may be available where motor vehicle registration is transferred to the beneficiary of a deceased estate.

Chapter 8 Part 2 of the Duties Act 2001 covers other circumstances where duty is not chargeable.

Dutiable Value

- determines how much duty is payable.

New Motor Vehicles

- purchase price (consideration) paid for the vehicle (including the value of any trade-ins).

Used Motor Vehicles

- greater of:

  • purchase price (consideration) paid for the vehicle (including the value of any trade-ins); or
  • vehicle market value when vehicle was acquired or on lodgement of notice of change of beneficial ownership; or
  • vehicle market value at application to register the vehicle.

Estimate duty with the Motor Vehicle Duty Calculator.