Chilliwack’s #1 Remote Auto Appraisal Service!
At BC Auto Appraisals, we’re here to assist our Chilliwack customers in finding ways to reduce their vehicle taxes. Starting October 1st, 2022, there’s an important change for British Columbians who are buying used vehicles privately. It involves a Transfer Tax calculated solely based on a number known as the Average Canadian Black Book Wholesale Value, which is determined solely by the car’s Year, Make, and Model.
It’s crucial to understand that this number doesn’t take into account important factors like your car’s physical condition, mechanical health, mileage, maintenance history, accident record, or any other factors that can greatly affect your vehicle’s true value. If your vehicle falls short in any of these aspects, rest assured that our team of Licensed Appraisal Experts is ready to provide you with a comprehensive Professional Vehicle Appraisal.
We believe in the uniqueness of each used vehicle and advocate for a tax assessment that accurately reflects its true value, taking into consideration all relevant factors. Our experts at BC Auto Appraisals are here to guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless and equitable transaction for you.
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Valid for Up to 30 Days After Vehicle Purchase
You can either complete our online form or call us directly at:
Submit Required Vehicle Information
A representative will request all essential information and available records to accurately evaluate your vehicle remotely or in person. This will include photos and video for remote appraisals, which will assist in determining the vehicle's True Value.
A Licensed Appraisal Expert will thoroughly inspect and review all submitted evidence and documentation. A FIN-320 Appraisal Form will be completed by our Licensed Agents as required by ICBC.
Receive Your Report
Once finalized, you will receive the completed FIN-320 Appraisal Form to submit to your Local Insurance Broker or Government Agency.
Do You Need a Vehicle Appraisal?
It’s important to know that if your vehicle is in less-than-ideal condition, you might be eligible for tax savings. Things like high mileage, mechanical problems, maintenance needs, body damage, a history of accidents, and more can lead to a reduced tax bill when your vehicle undergoes a Professional Vehicle Appraisal by BC Auto Appraisals’ licensed experts.
As you embark on your vehicle purchase journey, our team is here to assist you in safeguarding your hard-earned money by helping you avoid unnecessary ICBC Vehicle Tax expenses.
Furthermore, if BC Auto Appraisals’ assessment value is lower than ICBC’s Average Canadian Black Book valuation, you can rest assured that you’ll only be taxed based on the higher of the two values: either BC Auto Appraisals’ assessment or the private Purchase Price of your vehicle. This ensures a fair and accurate taxation process that reflects your vehicle’s actual worth while helping you manage your finances effectively.
Example Vehicle Appraisal: 2012 Toyota Prius ex-Taxi (702,455 km)
ICBC Tax Calculation:
ICBC’s taxation system disregards the vehicle’s condition and mileage.
- Canadian Black Book Average Wholesale Value: $14,926
- 12% Tax: $1,791.12
BC Auto Appraisals Assessment:
Our expert assessment accounts for the vehicle’s unique condition and mileage.
- Appraisal Expert Assessed Value: $2,200
- 12% Tax: $264
Savings with BC Auto Appraisals Assessment: $1,527.12