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Breath tests - Use of breathalyser ( 2.5.32.L4 )
Cars - Removal from public or private property ( 2.5.28.L4 )
Drink/driving - Return of licence after disqualification, Drunk in charge penalties ( 2.5.4.L2 )
Driving licence loss ( 2.5.4.L3 )
Driving licences - Security Checks before Issue ( 2.5.4.L1 )
Driving Licences ( 2.5.4. )
Driving test fees ( 2.5.4.L4 )
Electrical cycles and wheelchairs ( 2.5.8.L5 )
Export of vehicles to the UK ( 2.7.4.L4 )
GST on Vehicles - importing a vehicle into Jersey ( 2.5.8.L2 )
International driving permits ( 2.5.4.L5 )
Jersey Blue Badge Scheme ( 10.2.0.L1b )
Mobile phone use in vehicles ( 2.5.19. )
Motor Insurance Discs ( 2.5.8.L3 )
Motor Insurers Bureau and Jersey Victims of Uninsured and Untraced drivers (2.5.34.L2)
Motor vehicles - For Sale signs in cars ( 2.5.32.L1 )
Parking Fine Queries / Unpaid parking fines (St. Helier) ( 2.5.28.L2 )
Parking, Scratch Cards, Season Tickets ( 2.5.28.L1 )
Private Parking-unauthorised / Wheelclamping ( 2.5.32.L2 )
Road Traffic Offences - Centeniers' Authority ( 4.10.0.a )
Road Traffic Offences - Splashing Pedestrians ( 2.5.32.L6 )
Road Train (2.5.10)
Roads ( 2.5.50 )
Rubbish skips on the road (2.5.50.L1)
Seat belts - Jersey law ( 2.5.16. )
Speed limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers (2.5.33)
Traffic accidents - compensation ( 2.5.34.L1 )
Vehicle Registration / Vehicle Ownership ( 2.5.8.L1 )
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GST on Vehicles - importing a vehicle into Jersey (2.5.8.L2)

LOCAL INFORMATION

2.5.8. L2
GST on Vehicles - importing a vehicle into Jersey


Extent:      Jersey

Updated:   March 2017
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Words you may need to know

Vehicle - a car, lorry, van used for transporting goods or people or anything considered to be one under the law

Importing - bringing in to Jersey

Vehicle Registration Duty - this was a tax which was paid when a new vehicle was registered

Registered - listed. A vehicle is registered (the details of the vehicle and the owner given to the authorities) so there is a record of who owns what

GST - Goods and Services Tax

Motor Trader - someone who buys and sells cars for a living

Special dispensation - special conditions or allowance

 

 

Vehicle Registration Duty was replaced by GST on the 6th May 2008. The GST rate of 5% is payable on the full selling price of a new vehicle bought from a motor trader.

There is a "Margin Scheme" for the Motor Trade which gives a special dispensation that allows GST to be charged only on the difference [or margin] between what they buy the car for and what they sell the car for on second-hand motor vehicles - not on the full selling prices. For more information see www.gov.je/TaxesMoney/GST/Pages/default.aspx

For more information on registering your vehicle in Jersey see http://www.gov.je/Travel/Motoring/BuyingSellingVehicle/Pages/RegisterVehicle.aspx