Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are proudly the number one source for PST appraisals in British Columbia. All FIN-320 Motor Vehicle Forms are filled out correctly, and we guarantee that you will have no issues registering your vehicle using our services.

Yes, we have over 15 years of motor vehicle pricing experience. All documentation is completed by a registered and licensed motor vehicle dealer, ensuring there are no issues with our appraisals. Your risk of audit tends to increase when using an unqualified appraisal provider.

We have made remote auto appraisals as simple, straightforward, and convenient as possible. After you have decided you would like to move forward with a remote vehicle appraisal, you will have a link to our appraisal form sent to you by your preferred method of text or email. You will be required to enter your personal information and the vehicle’s details, with photos of the vehicle—including the current odometer and close-ups of any damages or components requiring repairs.

We are as efficient as possible with our appraisals and understand that most need this done as soon as possible. All of our PST appraisals are done within 24 hours as long as all required information is provided for a comprehensive vehicle evaluation. If your situation is an emergency and you need an immediate appraisal, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

For the best experience for our valued customers, we provide the appraised value prior to invoicing you for the appraisal service. If you choose to move forward, we will invoice you for our nominal fee of $99 + GST. Once payment is made, we will email your FIN-320 Motor Vehicle Appraisal Form. You can visit any local Insurance Broker to register your vehicle, paying the taxes for your appraised value or the sales price listed on your transfer paper (whichever is greater). 

If we evaluate your vehicle and it is not worth it to move forward with the appraisal, there is no charge.

Fortunately, we have partnered with over 100 insurance agencies across British Columbia and are recognized as the go-to appraisal source for transfer tax-related appraisals. We provide a service that is incomparable to our competition. When referring a client, knowing they are in the best hands possible is important.

We offer our PST remote vehicle appraisal at only $99 to keep the service affordable for our fellow British Columbians negatively impacted by the new regulations. Our other appraisal services are dependent on the type of appraisal required and the complexity of the vehicle being appraised.

We appraise vehicles for PST Tax Purposes, Estate Settlement and Probate, Divorce Settlement, Bank Loans, Bankruptcy, Lease end returns, and much more. Contact our experts today to learn more.

You can apply for a PST refund within 30 days of registering your vehicle. We will provide instructions on how to apply for your refund and supply you with the form you must fill out and submit to the Ministry of Finance to apply for a refund.

Please note that we always recommend getting your vehicle appraised for tax purposes before registrations; the refund from the Ministry of Finance typically takes two to four months to arrive.

Fully Compliant

Our process at BC Auto Appraisals is fully compliant with the New (2022) Transfer Tax Regulations.
Contact our team today for an efficient, easy, affordable Used Vehicle Appraisal. Let us help you save!