A vehicle fee is a fee charged to vehicles sold to individuals, businesses and companies for certain purposes.
It’s a fee paid by a car dealership to a driver, and is usually determined by a number of factors including the number of vehicles on the road, whether or not the car is registered, whether the car has a driver’s licence and the price the car was bought for.
Vehicle fees vary depending on the type of vehicle sold and the purpose for which it is sold.
Vehicle fee calculator To see if a vehicle charge is due for your vehicle, click on the Vehicle Fee Calculator.
Your vehicle fee will then be calculated, and you can compare the amount you will pay to the actual cost of the vehicle.
You can also view how much it will cost to replace the vehicle in your garage.
Find out more about vehicle fee calculators.
Tax rates for vehicles, parts and services Vehicle fees can be used to assess your tax liability, as well as to determine how much your vehicle is likely to cost to repair or replace.
If your vehicle fee has not been assessed, your vehicle may be subject to an “imputed” tax amount.
Imputed taxes can add up quickly, and can affect your ability to claim any deductions that may be available.
For example, an imputed tax of up to $15,000 could result in you paying an extra $7,000 in vehicle tax each year, or more than $5,000 per year if your vehicle was used for more than five years.
If you’re unsure whether your vehicle’s vehicle fee amount has been assessed or whether the imputed amount is greater or less than the actual vehicle fee, you can ask your tax office to help you estimate the vehicle fee you’ll owe.
Find more about tax deductions and penalties.
What’s the difference between vehicle fee and vehicle tax?
Tax rules vary by state and territory.
In the states and territories that have a vehicle tax, your annual vehicle fee for a vehicle is normally the total of all the vehicle taxes, fees and levies on your vehicle.
The total is often referred to as your “imposition fee”.
Your vehicle tax may apply to your vehicle in the form of a levy, or as a penalty, depending on where you live and how you use your vehicle or services.
For more information about vehicle tax and the vehicle fees calculator, visit the vehicle tax calculator on the Australian Taxation Office website.
Vehicle tax and tolls Some states have an excise duty on vehicles used in certain services, such as driving, cycling or ferrying.
The Australian Tax Office can help you find out how much tax you will have to pay to use certain services.
If the state has an excise tax on the vehicle you’re using, you must pay that tax when you use that vehicle.
If not, you’ll have to fork out the tax on a service you’re not using.
You’ll also be required to pay tolls, which can add to the total cost of a vehicle.
For help calculating your tolls and toll charges, visit tolls calculator.
Find the tax you’ll pay on your annual car fee, including the amount of tolls on your car.
The tax on your toll will usually be calculated on your registration.
Find information about your car fee and toll.
Vehicle and parts tax and vehicle repair fees If your car is purchased from a dealer, it’s likely that the dealer is responsible for paying vehicle, parts or service fees to the vehicle’s owner.
Some states and territory have vehicle and parts excise taxes on the cost of vehicles that have been sold, including: motor vehicles