Tax on privately purchased vehicles: brochure

What you need to know about paying tax on a vehicle you buy privately.

This brochure outlines how to calculate and pay tax on a used vehicle that you buy privately.

Information includes:

  • the fact that you need to pay tax when you buy a used vehicle
  • how the government collects this tax
  • how you calculate the tax you owe
  • how to determine the fair value of the vehicle
  • appraisals
  • trading against the purchase price of a vehicle
  • tax exemptions

  • Promotional material

Author: Provincial Tax Commission
Department: Service Nova Scotia