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Buying a car

robertsoncolin
September 23, 2013 04:11PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 4

My wife and I are moving to STX this weekend. We need to buy a car . I found out about the import tax on vehicles built outside the US. If purchased on STT or Puerto Rico does the tax apply? Anyone know??
Thanks
CR

Re: Buying a car

Alana33
September 23, 2013 04:48PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,793

If vehicle already here in VI, no customs duty.
If importing from off island- PR, it depends on the make of car.
If vehicle and all componants not made in USA then you shall have to pay customs duty, plus road tax, etc.to import.
The rates vary depending on where made: Germany, Japan, Mexico, etc.

Re: Buying a car

robertsoncolin
September 23, 2013 10:20PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 4

Thanks. Assume VI means all 3 USVI'S
C

Re: Buying a car

Beach Babe
September 23, 2013 10:47PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 5

STX St Croix
STT St Thomas
STJ St John

All three make up USVI

Re: Buying a car

vicanuck
September 24, 2013 08:09AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,262

There is no shortage of good vehicles in the VI and great deals on St. Croix in particular as the population outflow continues.

Re: Buying a car

mtdoramike
September 24, 2013 08:28AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 923

I agree, check Craigslist they have a ton of them. But make sure who ever you buy the car from especially a private party to have a mechanic check it over first.

Re: Buying a car

COLDER
September 24, 2013 10:38AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 184

I purchased mine from Budget Car Rental on STX and got a well maintained car at a great price

Re: Buying a car

OldTart
September 24, 2013 12:03PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Quote
Beach Babe
STX St Croix
STT St Thomas
STJ St John

All three make up USVI

There are four - WI (Water Island) is the fourth!

Re: Buying a car

Beach Babe
September 26, 2013 12:34PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 5

Just to let you know, sold my 08 Durango yesterday. Hope your move to STX goes well.

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