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Increased stamp duty on luxury cars to be challenged in the High Court
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16th Jun 2019
5 min read

Increased stamp duty on luxury cars to be challenged in the High Court

EXCLUSIVE Australia’s peak car dealer body is planning a High Court challenge against increased stamp duties on motor vehicles priced over $100,000 – as exclusive figures published by CarAdvice show Toyota customers pay more in Luxury Car Tax than do buyers of most prestige brands.
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Joshua Dowling
Luxury Car Tax threshold increased for FY19
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2nd Jul 2018
2 min read

Luxury Car Tax threshold increased for FY19

The Federal Government has increased the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold for the 2018-19 Financial Year, bumping it to $66,331. An increase of $1237 on the 2017-18 value, the $66,331 threshold applies to vehicles that use more than 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle.
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James Wong
CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'
Ford Ranger 2018, Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2018, Renault Megane 2018, Tesla Model 3 2018, Chrysler 300 2018 srt core, BMW 5 Series 2018 30d luxury line, Nissan Patrol 2018, Audi A6 2018
podcast
25th May 2018

CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'

In the studio this week with Mandy Turner are Mike Costello and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI have been announced, along with leaked details about the Renault Megane RS. Plus, Audi Australia is focusing on sustainability instead of volume, specs for the Tesla Model 3 Performance have been revealed, and the Chrysler 300 SRT Core and BMW 530D have joined the NSW Highway Patrol fleet.
Luxury Car Tax gone by 2019: Mercedes-Benz
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8th Nov 2017
3 min read

Luxury Car Tax gone by 2019: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Australia believes that the current framework for a free-trade agreement with the European Union (EU) will finally see the disbanding of the 33 per cent Luxury Car Tax (LCT), starting in 2019. Speaking to CarAdvice in Germany, brand’s Australian head of communication, David McCarthy, said there is a general belief that it's just a matter of time before the tax is nixed.
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Alborz Fallah
Luxury Car Tax "unfair", says Audi
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9th Jul 2015
2 min read

Luxury Car Tax "unfair", says Audi

Updated 09/07/2015: Further clarification around luxury car tax thresholds and percentages was added in below. The Luxury Car Tax (LCT) is "absolutely an unfair tax", says Audi general manager of corporate communications Anna Burgdorf. The LCT, which was implemented in Australia on July 1, 2000, was designed to protect the local car industry and slug buyers of 'luxury cars' with a 25.0 per cent tax for any amount above $57,180.
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Paul Maric
Australian car brands split on decision to pass on Luxury Car Tax savings
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4th Jul 2014
3 min read

Australian car brands split on decision to pass on Luxury Car Tax savings

Australia’s automotive brands are split in their decisions on whether to pass on the savings created by changes to the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) this week. The Australian Tax Office announced a $1568 increase to the LCT threshold from July 1, which sees the threshold rise to $61,884. (There has been no change to the threshold for ‘fuel-efficient cars’, which remains unchanged at $75,375).
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Tim Beissmann