Exporting a Vehicle from Australia to New Zealand
If you want to export a vehicle from Australia to New Zealand, AUTOHUB are the experts when it comes to exports! Here is everything you need to know when exporting a vehicle from Australia to New Zealand.
The first step is to check that your vehicle meets a range of approved standards before it can be registered for use on the road. Refer to the NZTA page – Used vehicles from Australia.
You will also be required to pay 15% customs GST on the total value of the vehicle. You can calculate this by adding the declared value of the vehicle to the total cost of international freight (CIF) and multiplying this by 15%.
This amount may be reduced, depending on how long you have owned the car. NZ Customs has decided that, from 1 March 2020, they will follow the straight line rate used by Inland Revenue where depreciation is applicable when valuing imported used vehicles.
“The rates used by Inland Revenue are based on the determined estimated useful life of the vehicle. Inland Revenue (IR) allows a straight-line depreciation formula. The current IR depreciation rate for passenger motor vehicles personally owned and used overseas by the importer for more than three months is 21% (residual value of 25%)(per year, or apportioned for part year), and the depreciation rate for campervans is 13.5% per year.
The rates can be found on the Inland Revenue website – search for “General depreciation rates – IR 265”.
Criteria For GST Exemption on Imported Cars
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You will also need to apply for a customs client code. Please fill in the required form and return to Autohub NZ Ltd: