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Old Aug 30th 2010, 11:39 am
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Default Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

Hi,

We are thinking of shipping a motor bike with us but I've been told it will be subject to GST as it's new.

How do they work out the GST value? I've been informed it goes by how much it cost to get there, but surely (don't call me Shirley) if it's coming in a 20 or 40 foot container with the rest of our gear then how do you put a value on one item?

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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

take it down sand haven beach, south shields, give it a good run out, then it's used, problem solved
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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

Two small problems with that idea Sue;

1, the wife can't ride a bike - yet!

2, I'd take it but it's bloody bright pink!!!

Matches my blood shot eyes this morning!
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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

Originally Posted by sue1234 View Post
take it down sand haven beach, south shields, give it a good run out, then it's used, problem solved
It won´t mean he´s owned it for 12mths prior to shipping though, so its still liable for GST but now sand blasted

They will probably apportion the shipping cost of the container by volume of the crate it is in, add to that its purchase price, subtract some depreciation (you might have a hard time with that bit), then charge you GST on the final total.
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Are u and the wife on Kiwi Bikers theres a toon nut on there ?


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Not me Neil - no mate.


It's Mrs Toon Nut, she's wanting to know what's needed to get this thing on the road.
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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

Originally Posted by simonsi View Post
They will probably apportion the shipping cost of the container by volume of the crate it is in, add to that its purchase price, subtract some depreciation (you might have a hard time with that bit), then charge you GST on the final total.

.................and the winner of the chocolate tea pot is Si, well done!

Thanks for your query.

If your household goods qualify for concessionary entry then we will charge GST on the value of the scooter and the associated freight costs to ship the scooter only, not the full amount.

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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

just take it to VTNZ they will do everything inc issuing a number plate whilst u wait, it,s a lot quicker than the UK system

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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

Originally Posted by Jan n Neil View Post
just take it to VTNZ they will do everything inc issuing a number plate whilst u wait, it,s a lot quicker than the UK system

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Cool.

Think she's been quoted around $800 to get it reg registered etc?
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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

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.................and the winner of the chocolate tea pot is Si, well done!

Thanks for your query.

If your household goods qualify for concessionary entry then we will charge GST on the value of the scooter and the associated freight costs to ship the scooter only, not the full amount.

Yours Sincerely

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Ph: 0800 428 786 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0800 428 786 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax: 09-359 6730
For the Manager Client Service
Auckland City Trade and Marine
We are shipping a car in our container.... you´ll have to sort GST at the port...
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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

I brought my bike with me when we moved.
Shipping for the bike is worked out seperately even though its in the same container.
You pay GST on the cost of the bike + the cost of shipping the bike + the cost of
insuring the bike while its in transit. GST will be charged at 15%
Even though its new it will need a brake compliance check,they usually charge for fitting new pads
that have nz applicable E numbers stamped on them.
What bike is it? it may be easier to get one here and as a learner you can ride upto 250cc
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Originally Posted by colandros View Post
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Even though its new it will need a brake compliance check,they usually charge for fitting new pads ...
I've heard this - or they charge you to fit new brake discs on your car (or rotors as the kiwis like to say!)

Sounds like a money making opportunity.
Mine got through okay.
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I'll be well pi**ed if they charge to change brake pads, especially as it only has 6kms on the bloody clock plus I've already emailed them a copy of the VIN plate and data sheet which they said is fine.

Might pay me to take a print out of that email just incase.
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Default Re: Vehicle shipping - how do they work out the GST?

Didn’t spot it in the thread but apologies if it’s been mentioned. The value of the bike (assuming it’s the same as cars) is the purchase price less a % each year - 3yrs=75% IIRC. It’s on the customs website somewhere, or you could phone them, they are helpful.

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I heard (cant remember where), that they assume corrosion (from the sea atmosphere on the unprotected rotor surface over weeks on a ship), so insist on new ones...
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