reistering my car
What is the personal use tax? I was reading on gettign my car registered once I'm there and I a bit intimidated is this true? or what do I need to know, I need feedback!
As of right now you don't have to pay it. It was ruled unconstitutional. I shipped my vehicle down in Sept and did not have to pay it.
thankyou Very much!! I think I have the all the other running around down, I will be planning my day around registering when it arrives.
'Planning your day..."? Last time I went to register my car it WAS the day!
that's what I meant!! I know it will take me a full day, but if go around and find the places I need to go ahead of time before my car arrives then I have a itty bitty headstart. But I'm get an itinterary together. You all are suppose give me support that I can do this myself!! but thaks for responding!!
Id say 2 days... Or 3.
I had someone help me and got it done in less than a day.
as a follow up to mornas initial posting about the personal use tax....................
appears the USVI government is to give up trying to re-implement the P.U.T.
The blow is merely my opinion, I know of no efforts being made to look into it but..................
Next on the agenda should be a ruling on what appears to be an unconstitutional "import" tax on vehicles already registered on CONUS. No matter where they were originally built.
An import tax should only apply to vehicles being imported directly from foreign soil.
Not from vehicles already "imported" into the CONUS and registered and then brought into the USVI.
Heepajeep, I thought it odd that I had to pay an import tax on my C-RV when it came from US soil and was purchased from a US dealer. I hope for future relocators or shippers that they do away with that. I doubt that if found unconstitutional that anyone would get a refund but I guess I can always hope, right?
Thats what I am thinking. If U.S. Customs is collecting the import tax on vehicles brought into the USVI that have already been operating legally within the CONUS................
They are double-dipping.
And I have no idea if this is being investigated by anyone.
Someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I think that the import tax is collected by the territorial government, not US Customs. They also collect a gross receipts tax on items coming in such as, well, about everything you buy here AND they collect gross receipts again when the merchant sells 'em to you. Talk about double dipping!! That is one I would like to see broght up as a class action suit.
Which is another reason why things are expensive here. Add the cost of high rents for retail space & the cost of WAPA & you're paying through the nose.