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Offline AshSimmonds

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Based on latest data sent to me by Deb from Austorient, I've made an online calculator for determining the basic costs of importing luxury cars, hopefully this will be a useful tool to those who need a quick answer.

Here:
http://aussieexotics.com/calculators/vehicle-import-costs/

Or download an spreadsheet version here:
Image LCT Worksheet

It's very basic looking for now as I wrote it in straight php in notepad so haven't applied much style to it.

Also, I've set it up so that you can link someone directly to a specific costing, simply by putting "?value=######" at the end of the URL.  For eg say you wanted to give someone an idea what it'll cost to import a car that's valued at $210,000 - you would link them to the following page:

---> http://aussieexotics.com/calculators/vehicle-import-costs/?value=210000

The handy permalink is displayed below the calculator after each query. :thumbsup:

If you see any problems or have feedback or perhaps think there might be some more details that may be added to the calculator feel free to let me know.



Offline dkabab

excellent work!!!!! will be very handy in the future. :thumbsup:

now... turn it into an app for the iphone and kaching!



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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good work!

edit ( Iread it properly this time ;) )



Offline ACP

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Is the $210,000 the price you actually paid in AUD when converted with receipt etc. or is it the value of the car locally as valued by the tax Nazis?



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Is the $210,000 the price you actually paid in AUD when converted with receipt etc. or is it the value of the car locally as valued by the tax Nazis?

Customs Value.

You can tell them what you what, but they can, and do, check.



Offline ACP

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Ok, so does the custom's value not have anything at all to do with what you actually paid or the market value? Particularly if there isn't a market value like a glass 308 or a 328 GTB? Where do they get the figure?



Offline deangpsx8

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Yes they do check.

Expect an audit to provide bank accounts etc.

If they smell a rat..they then value on local cars for sale and other data available.

In other words if they do not believe how much you paid for the car, they can make up their own value.

The value is determined on the rate of exchange (converted back to Aussie Dollars) on the day of export.


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Offline dkabab

few different ways.... either the amount you paid for the car, at the current exchange rate (not when you bought it)
or as valued here in australia etc... there are some different ways. but generally (from what ive read) it goes on what you paid.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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few different ways.... either the amount you paid for the car, at the current exchange rate (not when you bought it)
or as valued here in australia etc... there are some different ways. but generally (from what ive read) it goes on what you paid.

unless they don't believe what you paid.



Offline ACP

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Obviously if you won the car in a game of cards, it could be an issue as the purchase price is $0, so they would have to resort to market value, which could be a bit tricky if it's a rare car in Oz? Could be thousands of dollars either way depending on the bloke doing the valuation.

We need to collaborate and get an 'insider' put into the job.  :thumbsup:



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