Nanaimo’s #1 Remote Auto Appraisal Service!

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Remote Vehicle Tax Appraisal

100% Satisfaction guaranteed
$99 + GST
  • Review submitted documentation
  • Fair Value Price determined
  • Completed FIN 320 Form; compliant with the ICBC and the BC Finance Ministry
  • Vehicle Appraisal by a Licensed Automotive Dealer
  • You pay once your appraisal is complete, and only if we can assist you!

In Person Vehicle Tax Appraisal

Starting At Only
$149 + GST
  • In-person visual inspection and documentation of the vehicle’s condition by an appraisal expert
  • Fair Value Price determined
  • Completed FIN 320 Form ICBC and BC Finance Ministry compliant
  • Services are currently only available in the Greater Vancouver area
  • Vehicle Appraisal by a Licensed Automotive Dealer

Other Services

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  • Estate Settlement Appraisals
  • ICBC Settlement Disputes/ Insurance Settlement Disputes
  • Divorce Settlement Appraisals
  • Bankruptcy Appraisals
  • Classic Car Appraisals
  • All Appraisals Are Offered Remotely For Your Convenience

about us

At BC Auto Appraisals, our goal is to help Nanaimo residents make informed decisions about vehicle taxes. Starting from October 1st, 2022, British Columbia residents engaging in private transactions for pre-owned vehicles are now subject to Transfer Tax. This tax is solely determined by the Average Canadian Black Book Wholesale Value, which depends on the vehicle’s Year, Make, and Model.

However, it’s crucial to note that this valuation method doesn’t consider important factors like your vehicle’s physical condition, mechanical health, mileage, maintenance history, accident record, or other elements that significantly affect your vehicle’s true value. If your vehicle falls below the average standard in any of these aspects, our team of Licensed Appraisal Experts is prepared to conduct a comprehensive Professional Vehicle Appraisal.

We strongly believe that each used vehicle is unique and should be assessed for taxes based on its actual value, considering all relevant factors. The experts at BC Auto Appraisals are here to guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless and fair transaction.

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Valid for Up to 30 Days After Vehicle Purchase

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to get started in minutes!

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.

Licensed Appraisal

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.

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Need Your Vehicle Appraised?

Understanding that the condition of your vehicle can lead to potential tax savings is important. Factors such as high mileage, mechanical issues, maintenance needs, body damage, past accidents, and more can actually reduce your tax liability when you have a Professional Vehicle Appraisal by BC Auto Appraisals’ licensed experts.

As you embark on your journey to purchase a vehicle, our team is here to support you in safeguarding your hard-earned money by helping you avoid unnecessary ICBC Vehicle Tax expenses.

And here’s the great part: if BC Auto Appraisals’ assessment value ends up being lower than ICBC’s Average Canadian Black Book valuation, 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 approach ensures fairness and accuracy in your taxation, reflecting the true worth of your asset while optimizing your financial resources.

Professional Vehicle Appraisals:

Contact our licensed team today to inquire about our tailored and convenient Vehicle Appraisal Service. We ensure a hassle-free process regardless of where you live. Our Remote Appraisal Service is a go-to for our clients. However, we also offer In-Person Appraisals, which give you the flexibility to choose.

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

Auto Appraisal Service in BC

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!