Apply for Nova Scotia Sales Tax (NSST) rebate on the private purchase of a vehicle or designated personal property permanently removed from Nova Scotia within 30 days of purchase
Apply for a rebate of the Nova Scotia Sales Tax (NSST) you paid on the purchase of a vehicle or designated personal property you permanently took out of Nova Scotia within 30 days of the purchase. You need to apply for the rebate within 24 months of the date you paid the tax.
Use the NSST Rebate Application Motor Vehicle or Designated Tangible Property Removed From Nova Scotia Within 30 Days of Purchase Form to apply for a rebate on the purchase of a vehicle or designated personal property you permanently take out of Nova Scotia within 30 days of the purchase.
You can apply for a Nova Scotia Sales Tax (NSST) rebate if you buy a vehicle in Nova Scotia and permanently take it out of province within 30 days of buying it. You need to apply for the rebate within 24 months of the date you paid the tax.
How to apply
- Complete the rebate application.
- Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
- Send your completed application and supporting documents by mail. Or visit the Business Registration Unit.
How long it takes
It should take 3 to 6 weeks to get the rebate. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.
There is no cost to apply for a rebate.
Before you start
Make sure you have:
- copy of the receipt or invoice for the vehicle you bought, including total purchase price, name of seller and buyer, vehicle identification number (VIN), and the make, model and year of the vehicle
- copy of the Registry of Motor Vehicles receipt showing the Nova Scotia Sales Tax paid for the purchase of a car or truck
- receipt issued by Service Nova Scotia for the purchase of vehicles like trailers
- copy of the Vehicle Registration Certificate from the jurisdiction where the car or truck is registered right after it is taken out of Nova Scotia
- copy of the tax paid receipt (where applicable) from the jurisdiction where the car, truck or trailer is registered right after it is taken out of Nova Scotia