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    1. #11

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      Jan 2007
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      Quote Originally Posted by max View Post
      perhaps i`ve got this wrong?
      you have to pay tax to the govt on 2nd hand car purchases? 10%? but not on new cars.
      perhaps not?
      Stamp duty is payable on any vehicle sale - even private sales as I did learn recently.When you transfer over the registration the registration dept will send out a notice to you.

      Quote RAA............

      Stamp Duty
      Stamp duty is imposed by State and Territory Governments on the transfer of ownership or purchase of a new or second-hand motor vehicle. Charges and the basis for levying them vary from State to State. Stamp duty is generally in the range of 2 to 6.5 per cent of the value of the vehicle. Stamp duty is a remnant of the 'old' tax system, and since stamp duty is imposed on the GST-inclusive price, it represents an inequitable 'tax on a tax'.

      Each time the ownership of a car is transferred, stamp duty is payable and therefore this has a cumulative effect on price over the life of the vehicle.


      GST (10%) included in the price on new cars.
      If you are a registered business you can claim this back after purchase - similar to VAT laws in the UK.

    2. #12
      You have to pay stamp duty on all car purchases here - new or old

      There is a lot more info here - Stamp Duty - along with a calculator for working out costs to include in your budget :D


    3. #13

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      Noarlunga Downs, Adelaide
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      sounds like the uk then anything under $10,000, 4,000 is sometimes a bit of a lottery
      Cheers Graham


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