It has never been clear to most people just how TRA calculates taxes for imported cars. This has resulted into many abandoning their cars at the port after faling to clear them because they were not aware of the amount of taxes they would have to pay and were not prepares.
Use this tax calculator to get tax estimates and estimates of other charges that you will have when clearing your car at the port. This will give you an idea of how much you may have to prepare so that you are successful in getting your car out of the port..
The table below gives you a summary of how much total taxes you will have to pay as a percentage of the CIF price.
|Age of the Car||Engine Displacement (cc)||Tota Tax (% of CIF)|
|Below 10 years||0-1000||48%|
|Below 10 years||1001-1999||55%|
|Below 10 years||2000-and above||62%|
|More than 10 years||0-1000||77%|
|More than 10 years||1001-1999||86%|
|More than 10 years||2000-and above||95%|
Important: Remember that, apart from tax, there will be other expenses when clearing your car. These include Clearing and Forwarding Agent service charge, car registration fees, car license fees, insurance, etc.
Use this tax calculator to estimate total cost of importing a particular car.