If you are an eligible veteran you may not have to pay the GST on the purchase or lease of a car or car parts.
We consider a car to be a new or used motor vehicle (except a motorcycle or similiar) desiged to carry:
- a load less than 1t
- fewer than 9 passengers
Car parts can include:
- disc brake pads
Car parts are not:
- accessories such as mudflaps
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides this concession.
You served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) or any other Commonwealth armed force and as a result of that service you:
When you buy a car or car parts for your personal transport, you intend to use the car:
- for at least 2 years
- until the car can no longer be used for its ordinary use; or
- to travel at least 40,000km
You are not able to get this if you are a:
- cadet's officer
- cadet's instructor
- declared member
The maximum value of the car is $57,581 including GST. If the car exceeds this amount GST is payable on the balance above $57,581.
Complete the Declaration for an exemption of GST on a car or car parts - disabled veterans.
Present the following to the car dealership:
- your completed declaration for an exemption of GST on a car or car parts - disabled veterans; and
- your Gold Veteran Card with TPI embossed or a letter from DVA confirming your eligibility
The dealership needs to keep copies of the documents as the authority to supply the car, or car parts to you GST-free.
You do not pay GST to the motor dealer if total market value is under the maximum value of $57,581.
- The ATO provides car tax concessions to a person with disability.
- If you have paid GST on a car or car parts and you think you should have been eligible for a concession, you may still be able to get a refund of the GST. Call the ATO on 13 28 66 for further advice.
ATO exemption from GST
CLIK GST Exemption on New Motor Cars and Parts
CLIK 6.9 GST Exemption on Motor Cars and Spare Parts
Motorcycle GST Rebate Scheme
A rebate for the GST paid on a motorcycle or motorcycle parts. You may be able to get this rebate if you have a serious service-related injury or condition.
Vehicle Assistance Scheme
Help with a car if you have a serious service-related injury or condition that affects your mobility.
Motor Vehicle Compensation Scheme
Vehicle assistance may be available in limited circumstances if you have ADF service after 1 July 2004.
Medical aids, equipment and modifications under RAP
These items may help you to remain safe and independent.