Is your vehicle being valued to high for the PST Transfer Tax?

On October 1, 2022 – The British Columbia Provincial Government made changes to how PST is applied to the purchase of used vehicles through private sales.

The PST will be calculated by determining the average wholesale value or using the designated purchase price, whichever is higher.

The wholesale value provided may be higher than the designated purchase price due to:

  • Previous accident declarations
  • Mechanical issues
  • Higher mileage
  • Rebuilt title
  • The overall condition of the vehicle is poor
  • Or all of the above

Independent Vehicle Examiners (IVE) are ready and available to provide you with an appraisal:

PST Appraisals are $175 plus GST – Click here to get started. Unsure if purchasing an appraisal is worth it for you?  

The Fournier Auto Group offers a $35 service to provide retail and wholesale values to assess potential savings. Click here and Select PST Assessment for $35.00 plus GST.  

British Columbia Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Notice 2022-005 Issue September 2022

British Columbia Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Notice 2022-005 Issue September 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, the purchase price of a motor vehicle purchased at a private sale in B.C., purchased at a private sale in Canada and imported into B.C., or imported into B.C. from outside Canada is determined using the following rules.

 At the time of registration, the average wholesale value of the motor vehicle is determined using the Canadian Black Book valuation guide

 If the average wholesale value of the motor vehicle is greater than the designated purchase price of the motor vehicle, the average wholesale value is considered the purchase price of the motor vehicle for the purpose of calculating PST due

 If, at the time of registration, a purchaser presents the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) with a completed Motor Vehicle Appraisal Form(FIN 320) and the appraised value and the designated purchase price are both less than the average wholesale value of the motor vehicle, the purchase price, for the purpose of calculating PST due, is the greater of the designated purchase price and the appraised value

PST due is calculated on the purchase price using the applicable PST rate (for more information about PST rates for vehicles, see Bulletin PST 308, PST on Vehicles) and is collected by ICBC when the motor vehicle is registered.d

Motor Vehicle Appraisal Form (FIN 32) Rev 2022/8/30

Instructions for completing the application for refund of provincial sales tax (PST) paid on a motor vehicle

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