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19/07/2021

Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax (FRT) System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 08:55 and 18:30 hrs on 24 July 2021 (Saturday) for system update. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period. To comply with the recent change of the Government IT security policy, an updated password control will be implemented in applications for importing for personal use. Existing and new users are required to change/adopt passwords with at least 8 characters with mixed-case alphabetic characters, numerals and special characters.

10/06/2021

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 19:00 and 20:00 hrs on 18 June 2021 (Friday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

10/05/2021

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 19:00 and 20:45 hrs on 20 May 2021 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

24/02/2021

New First Registration Tax for Motor Vehicles

In accordance with the 2021-2022 Budget, the following new tax rates for first registration of private cars have come into effect at 11:00 am today (24 February 2021):

Class of motor vehicle Tax rate(%)
Private cars-
(a) on the first $150,000 of taxable value 46%
(b) on the next $150,000 86%
(c) on the next $200,000 115%
(d) on the remainder 132%

The tax rates for first registration of other classes of motor vehicles, as well as the first registration procedures remain unchanged.

24/02/2021

New Arrangement for First Registration Tax Concessions for Electric Vehicles

The Government announced on 24 February 2021 the details of the new first registration tax (FRT) concessions for different types of electric vehicles (EV) as follows –

i) FRT concessions for electric vehicles: FRT for electric private cars will continue to be waived up to $97,500 and FRT for electric commercial vehicles, electric motor cycles and electric motor tricycles will be waived in full from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2024 (both dates inclusive); and

ii) “One-for-one Replacement” Scheme for electric private cars: Eligible private car owners who buy a new electric private car and scrap an eligible old private car they own to enjoy a higher FRT concession of up to $287,500 from 24 February 2021 to 31 March 2024 (both dates inclusive).

For enquiries, please call Transport Department Hong Kong Licensing Office at 2804 2270 or the 1823 Call Centre.

You may visit the website of Transport Department for more details: CLICK HERE

14/01/2021

2021/2022 Budget Day Special Arrangement

This year, the 2021/2022 Budget Day will fall on 24 February 2021. We advise you to pay attention to the Financial Secretary’s announcement on that day with regard to any policy changes that may be relevant to the First Registration Tax of motor vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related motor vehicle(s) issued by Customs and Excise Department before the Budget Day, we advise you to make relevant application(s) (with all the required documents) on or before the following dates –



For all registered Motor Vehicle Importers & Distributors:
Type of Application Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
Published Retail Price (PRP) List and Notification of Provisional Taxable Value (PTV)* 1 February 2021 1 February 2021 22 February 2021
Import Return and PTV 9 February 2021 10 February 2021 22 February 2021
Notification of PTV (single application) 17 February 2021 19 February 2021 22 February 2021

*If your suggested PRP is not accepted by this Department, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by 9 February 2021. The above-mentioned submission date for PRP does not apply to application for superseding PRP or appeal on PRP.


For all applicants of importing motor vehicle(s) for personal use:
Application Procedure Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission
Submission of all outstanding information / supporting document(s) 28 January 2021 28 January 2021
Provision of all required original document(s) for verification 11 February 2021 11 February 2021
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 22 February 2021 22 February 2021

25/11/2020

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 and 23:25 hrs on 26 November 2020 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

29/05/2020

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 and 23:25 hrs on 03 June 2020 (Wednesday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

27/02/2020

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 and 05:20 hrs on 29 February 2020 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

16/01/2020

2020/2021 Budget Day Special Arrangement

This year, the 2020/2021 Budget Day will fall on 26 February 2020. We advise you to pay attention to the Financial Secretary’s announcement on that day with regard to any policy changes that may be relevant to the First Registration Tax of motor vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related motor vehicle(s) issued by Customs and Excise Department before the Budget Day, we advise you to make relevant application(s) (with all the required documents) on or before the following dates –



For all registered Motor Vehicle Importers & Distributors:
Type of Application Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
Published Retail Price (PRP) List and Notification of Provisional Taxable Value (PTV)* 5 February 2020 5 February 2020 24 February 2020
Import Return and PTV 13 February 2020 14 February 2020 24 February 2020
Notification of PTV (single application) 19 February 2020 21 February 2020 24 February 2020

*If your suggested PRP is not accepted by this Department, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by 13 February 2020. The above-mentioned submission date for PRP does not apply to application for superseding PRP or appeal on PRP.


For all applicants of importing motor vehicle(s) for personal use:
Application Procedure Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission
Submission of all outstanding information / supporting document(s) 3 February 2020 3 February 2020
Provision of all required original document(s) for verification 17 February 2020 17 February 2020
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 24 February 2020 24 February 2020

13/12/2019

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 and 05:20 hrs on 14 Decemeber 2019 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

02/07/2019

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 and 23:25 hrs on 03 July 2019 (Wednesday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

17/06/2019

The enhanced mobile app "HK Car Tax" has been launched

The enhanced mobile app “HK Car Tax” was launched by the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) on 30 May 2019. The new features ensure the content is accessible to all users (including persons with disabilities).

Enhancements on the mobile app were made in the following areas:
1. Text resize function to scale up text size;
2. Text alternative for non-text contents;
3. Captions for pre-recorded videos;
4. Sufficient colour contrast between text colour and its background;
5. The app was re-coded such that the screen layout is presented in a more logical order for screen reading software; and
6. An accessibility statement is provided with means of contact.

The “HK Car Tax” app supports multiple devices including smartphones and tablets with iOS (8.0 or above) and Android (4.0 or above). You may visit the following links to download the app for free:

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/id839981885
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hkgov.hkcartax

For enquiries, please contact the Motor Vehicles Valuation Group of C&ED by email or by phone at (852) 3759 2556.

06/06/2019

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 and 05:20 hrs on 15 June 2019 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

07/03/2019

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:10 hrs on 11 March 2019 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 11 March 2019 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

17/01/2019

2019/2020 Budget Day Special Arrangement

This year, the 2019/2020 Budget Day will fall on 27 February 2019. We advise you to pay attention to the Financial Secretary’s announcement on that day with regard to any policy changes that may be relevant to the First Registration Tax of motor vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related motor vehicle(s) issued by Customs and Excise Department before the Budget Day, we advise you to make relevant application(s) (with all required documents duly submitted) on or before the following dates –



For all registered Motor Vehicle Importers & Distributors:
Type of Application Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
Published Retail Price (PRP) List and Notification of Provisional Taxable Value (PTV)* 04-02-2019 04-02-2019 25-02-2019
Import Return (IR) and PTV 14-02-2019 18-02-2019 25-02-2019
Notification of PTV (single application) 20-02-2019 22-02-2019 25-02-2019

*If your suggested PRP is not accepted by this Department, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by 14 February 2019. The above-mentioned submission date for PRP does not apply to application for superseding PRP or appeal on PRP.


For all applicants of importing motor vehicle(s) for personal use:
Application Procedure Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission
Submission of all outstanding information / supporting document(s) 04-02-2019 04-02-2019
Provision of all required original document(s) for verification 18-02-2019 18-02-2019
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of PTV 25-02-2019 25-02-2019

10/01/2019

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 10 January 2019 (Thursday) and 23:25 hrs on 10 January 2019 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

09/01/2019

Revision of Motor Vehicle Importers / Distributors Registration Fees

It is hereby notified that the Financial Secretary has determined that the fee payable under section 3A(5) of the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance (Chapter 330), in respect of the application for registration as (i) an importer; (ii) a distributor; or (iii) an importer and a distributor shall be $720 with effect from 1 March 2019. Thank you for your attention.

31/12/2018

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 01 January 2019 (Tuesday) and 13:00 hrs on 01 January 2019 (Tuesday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

29/11/2018

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 01 December 2018 (Saturaday) and 23:25 hrs on 25 July 2018 (Wednesday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

12/11/2018

Declaration of Imported Vehicles

The Transport Department (TD) will revise the description and categorization of the “First Registration Vehicle Status” (thereafter the “vehicle status”) shown on vehicle registration document. Please visit the website of the TD for details (Click Here). To tie in with the new arrangement, the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) will adopt the following corresponding measures.

With effect from 2 January 2019, declaration of an imported vehicle as “New Vehicle” or not is no longer required when filing an Import Return and/or submitting a proposed retail price list (if applicable) to the C&ED by a registered importer and/or distributor and an applicant for importing motor vehicle(s) for personal use. The status of the vehicle is to be categorized by the TD during first registration.

For enquiries, please contact this Department at 3759 2556.

20/07/2018

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 25 July 2018 (Wednesday) and 23:25 hrs on 25 July 2018 (Wednesday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

05/07/2018

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:30 hrs on 8 July 2018 (Sunday) and 05:00 hrs on 9 July 2018 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

18/05/2018

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 26 May 2018 (Saturday) and 05:20 hrs on 26 May 2018 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

13/03/2018

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 23:45 hrs on 16 March 2018 (Friday) and 05:05 hrs on 17 March 2018 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

31/01/2018

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 7 February 2018 (Wednesday) and 23:25 hrs on 7 February 2018 (Wednesday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

18/01/2018

2018/2019 Budget Day Special Arrangement

This year, the 2018/2019 Budget Day will fall on 28 February 2018. We advise you to pay attention to the Financial Secretary’s announcement on that day with regard to any policy changes that may be relevant to the First Registration Tax of vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicle(s) issued by the Customs before the Budget Day, we advise you to make relevant application(s) (with all required documents duly submitted) on or before the following dates –

Type of Application Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
Published Retail Price List (PRP) and Notification of Provisional Taxable Value (PTV)* 05-02-2018 05-02-2018 26-02-2018
Import Return (IR) and PTV 13-02-2018 14-02-2018 26-02-2018
Notification of PTV (single application) 21-02-2018 23-02-2018 26-02-2018

*If your suggested PRP is not accepted by the Customs, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by the Customs by 13 February 2018. The above-mentioned submission date for PRP does not apply to application for superseding PRP or appeal on PRP.

Importation of vehicle(s) for personal use

For those who wish to apply for importing vehicle(s) for personal use or whose applications are under processing, please attend to the following special arrangement in relation to the 2018/2019 Budget Day.

This year, the 2018/2019 Budget Day will fall on 28 February 2018. We advise you to pay attention to the Financial Secretary’s announcement on that day with regard to any policy changes that may be relevant to the First Registration Tax of vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicle(s) issued by the Customs before the Budget Day, we advise you to complete respective application procedures on or before the following dates -

Application Procedure Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission
Submission of all outstanding information / supporting document(s) 08-02-2018 08-02-2018
Provision of all required original document(s) for verification 20-02-2018 20-02-2018
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 26-02-2018 26-02-2018

01/12/2017

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:15 hrs on 9 December 2017 (Saturday) and 05:35 hrs on 9 December 2017 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

05/09/2017

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:20 hrs on 9 September 2017 (Saturday) and 05:40 hrs on 9 September 2017 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

30/08/2017

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 31 August 2017 (Thursday) and 23:25 hrs on 31 August 2017 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

18/08/2017

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 21 August 2017 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 21 August 2017 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

14/07/2017

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:15 hrs on 22 July 2017 (Saturday) and 05:35 hrs on 22 July 2017 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

20/04/2017

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 23:00 hrs on 21 April 2017 (Friday) and 06:35 hrs on 22 April 2017 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

10/03/2017

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 16 March 2017 (Thursday) and 23:25 hrs on 16 March 2017 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

23/02/2017

New First Registration Tax Concessions for Electric Vehicles

The Government announced on 22 February 2017(Wed.) the following First Registration Tax (FRT) concessions for electric vehicles from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 inclusive –

i) electric private cars: their FRT will be waived up to $97,500; and

ii) electric commercial vehicles, electric motor cycles and electric motor tricycles: their FRT will be waived in full.

You may visit the following website of Environmental Protection Department for more details:

https://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/environmentinhk/air/prob_solutions/promotion_ev.html

23/02/2017

With effect from 21 March 2017, computers with operating system version Windows XP / Windows Vista will not be supported for accessing the Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System.

18/01/2017

2017/2018 Budget Day Arrangements

This year, the 2017/2018 Budget Day will fall on 22 February 2017. You are advised to pay attention to the Financial Secretary’s announcement on that day with regard to any fiscal changes relating to the First Registration Tax of vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicle(s) issued by the Customs before the Budget Day, please submit the relevant applications before the following dates -

Type of Application Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
(Provided all required documents are duly submitted)
Published Retail Price List (PRP) and Notification of Provisional Taxable Value (PTV) 02-02-2017* 02-02-2017* 20-02-2017
Import Return (IR) and PTV 10-02-2017 13-02-2017 20-02-2017
Notification of PTV only 15-02-2017 17-02-2017 20-02-2017

*If your suggested PRP is not accepted by the Customs, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by the Customs by 10 February 2017. The above mentioned submission date for PRP does not apply to application for superseding PRP or appeal on PRP which will be processed in 5 working days and 14 days respectively from the date of submission. In this regard, the relevant PRP or PTV may not be ready for collection by 20 February 2017.

Importation of vehicle(s) for personal use

For those who wish to apply for importing vehicle(s) for personal use or whose applications are under processing, please note the following submission schedule if you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicle(s) issued by the Customs before the Budget Day -

Application Procedure Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission
All outstanding supporting document(s) / information to reach this office 06-02-2017 06-02-2017
Provision of all required original document(s) for verification 14-02-2017 14-02-2017
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 20-02-2017 20-02-2017

13/12/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:15 hrs on 17 December 2016 (Saturday) and 05:35 hrs on 17 December 2016 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

13/12/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 19 December 2016 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 19 December 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

21/09/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 22 September 2016 (Thursday) and 23:25 hrs on 22 September 2016 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

17/08/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:20 hrs on 20 August 2016 (Saturday) and 06:40 hrs on 20 August 2016 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

12/08/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 15 August 2016 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 15 August 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

21/07/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 25 July 2016 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 25 July 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

13/06/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 20 June 2016 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 20 June 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

01/06/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:15 hrs on 04 June 2016 (Saturday) and 05:35 hrs on 04 June 2016 (Saturday) and between 22:00 hrs on 05 June 2016 (Sunday) and 03:00 hrs on 06 June 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

05/04/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 06 April 2016 (Wednesday) and 06:00 hrs on 07 April 2016 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

15/03/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 20 March 2016 (Sunday) and 23:59 hrs on 20 March 2016 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

11/03/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 01:00 hrs on 14 March 2016 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 14 March 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

03/03/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:15 hrs on 05 March 2016 (Saturday) and 05:30 hrs on 05 March 2016 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

19/02/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 22 February 2016 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 22 February 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised o save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

27/01/2016

Notes on Importing Motor Vehicles for Personal Use

The Department has prepared a leaflet entitled “Notes on Importing Motor Vehicles for Personal Use”. This leaflet explains the application procedures, the corresponding legal liability and the mechanism of tax assessment. Please click here to read the leaflet. Thank you for your attention.

20/01/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 25 January 2016 (Monday) and 02:00 hrs on 25 January 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised o save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

18/01/2016

2016/2017 Budget Day Arrangements

This year, the 2016/2017 Budget Day will fall on 24 February 2016. You are advised to pay attention to the Financial Secretary’s announcement on that day with regard to any fiscal changes including the First Registration Tax of vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicle(s) issued by the Customs before the Budget Day, please submit the relevant applications before the following dates -

Type of Application Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
(Provided all required documents are duly submitted)
Published Retail Price List (PRP) and Notification of Provisional Taxable Value (PTV) 04-02-2016* 04-02-2016* 22-02-2016
Import Return (IR) and PTV 12-02-2016 15-02-2016 22-02-2016
Notification of PTV only 17-02-2016 19-02-2016 22-02-2016

*If your suggested published retail price is not accepted by the Customs, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by the Customs on 12 February 2016. The above mentioned submission date for PRP does not apply to application for superseding PRP or appeal on PRP which will be processed in 5 working days and 14 days respectively from the date of submission. The relevant PRP or PTV may not be ready for collection on or before 22 February 2016.

Importation of vehicle for personal use

For those who wish to apply for importing vehicle(s) for personal use or whose applications are under processing, please observe the below schedule of submission if you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicle(s) issued by the Customs before the Budget Day -

Application Procedure Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission
All outstanding supporting document(s) / information to reach this office 03-02-2016 03-02-2016
Provision of all required original document(s) for verification 16-02-2016 16-02-2016
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 22-02-2016 22-02-2016

06/01/2016

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 11 January 2016 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 11 January 2016 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised o save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

03/12/2015

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 7 December 2015 (Monday) and 04:00 hrs on 7 December 2015 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised o save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

12/06/2015

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 15 June 2015 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 15 June 2015 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

28/05/2015

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 01:00 hrs on 1 June 2015 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 1 June 2015 (Monday) and 22:00 hrs on 7 June 2015 (Sunday) and 03:00 hrs on 8 June 2015 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

02/03/2015

Revision of Motor Vehicle Importers / Distributors Registration Fees

It is hereby notified that the Financial Secretary has determined that the fee payable under section 3A(5) of the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance (Chapter 330), in respect of the application for registration as (i) an importer; (ii) a distributor; or (iii) an importer and a distributor shall be $600 with effect from 27 March 2015. Thank you for your attention.

26/01/2015

To facilitate communication with registered motor vehicle importers and distributors, this Department has introduced enhancements to the Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System by the end of January 2015. Registered Importers/Distributors and applicants for importing vehicle for personal use may click the below links for a preview of the enhanced functions.

Online Demonstration for Registered Importers/Distributors
Online Demonstration for applicants for importing vehicle for personal use

26/01/2015

Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 30 January 2015 (Friday) and 07:00 hrs on 31 January 2015 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

20/01/2015

2015/2016 Budget Day Arrangements

This year, the 2015/2016 Budget Day will fall on 25 February 2015. You are advised to pay attention to the Financial Secretary's announcement on that day with regard to any fiscal changes including the First Registration Tax of vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicles issued by the Customs before the Budget Day, please submit the relevant applications before the following dates -

Type of Application Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
(Provided all required documents are duly submitted)
Published Retail Price List (PRP) and Notification of Provisional Taxable Value (PTV) 4-02-2015* 4-02-2015* 23-02-2015
Import Return (IR) and PTV 12-02-2015 13-02-2015 23-02-2015
Notification of PTV only 16-02-2015 17-02-2015 23-02-2015

*If your suggested published retail price is not accepted by the Customs, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by the Customs on 12-02-2015. The above mentioned submission date for PRP does not apply to application for superseding PRP or appeal on PRP which will be processed in 5 working days and 14 days respectively from the date of submission. The relevant PRP or PTV may not be ready for collection on or before 23 February.

Importation of vehicle for personal use

For those who wish to apply for importing vehicle for personal use or whose applications are under processing, please observe the below schedule of submission if you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Taxable Value for related vehicles issued by the Customs before the Budget Day -

Application Procedure Paper Submission at Counter Electronic Submission
All outstanding supporting document(s) / information to reach this office 05-02-2015 05-02-2015
Provision of all required original document(s) for verification 13-02-2015 13-02-2015
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 23-02-2015 23-02-2015

09/12/2014

Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 12 December 2014 (Friday) and 16:25 hrs on 13 December 2014 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

18/09/2014

Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 00:00 hrs on 22 September 2014 (Monday) and 03:00 hrs on 22 September 2014 (Monday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

03/09/2014

With effect from 1 September 2014, registered distributors shall publish the PRP in accordance with the manner as required and/or approved by this Department to fulfill the requirement under sections 4A(1) and (2) of the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, Cap. 330.

20/08/2014

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 29 August 2014 (Friday) and 13:45 hrs on 30 August 2014 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

25/06/2014

With effect from 28 June 2014, if a registered importer/distributor imports a motor vehicle and then distributes it to another registered distributor, both parties should submit 'ID transfer' application to Customs, i.e. the transfer of the 'Allocation of C&E Reference' from the importer/distributor to other distributor. For example, when importer A transfers a motor vehicle to distributor B, importer A should first apply for the transfer and cancel the approved Published Retail Price (if any) at the same time. Importer A's application should be supported by the documents as below:

    -  Declaration from Seller
    -  Invoice/Sales Contract between Seller and Buyer

Upon the approval of Customs, the application will be transferred to distributor B, who has to complete the application by submitting the documents as below:

    -  Declaration from Buyer
    -  Published Retail Price application submitted by distributor B

25/06/2014

First Registration Tax System online service and "Hong Kong Car Tax" mobile application service will be suspended between 22:00 hrs on 28 June 2014 (Saturday) and 07:00 hrs on 29 June 2014 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Users may experience service interruption during the suspension period. Online users are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

30/05/2014

To promote public awareness of the liability of buyers and sellers under the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, the Customs and Excise Department has produced an Announcement of Public Interest (API) for broadcast on television and radio. The Customs and Excise Department has also developed a free mobile application, namely, "HK Car Tax". The mobile application can facilitate both buyers and sellers to check the valid published retail price lists of motor vehicles anytime and anywhere. Thank you for your attention.

29/04/2014

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 3 May 2014 (Saturday) - 12:40 hrs on 4 May 2014 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

09/04/2014

Publication of Retail Price under Section 4A
of the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, Cap 330

          This letter serves to set out the manner required by the Customs and Excise Department ("this department") for publication of retail prices of motor vehicles under section 4A of the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, Cap. 330 ("the Ordinance").

2.       Pursuant to sections 4A(1) and (2) of the Ordinance, a registered distributor of a motor vehicle ("registered distributor") shall publish the assessed or varied retail price of the motor vehicle as the published retail price ("PRP"). A registered distributor shall, before offering the motor vehicle for sale for use in Hong Kong or distributing the motor vehicle for use in Hong Kong, publish in writing, in such manner as the Commissioner for Transport requires, the PRP of each model of the motor vehicle.

3.       The Commissioner for Transport has delegated his power under section 4A of the Ordinance to this department since 1994. Pursuant to the delegated power, this department hereby requires each registered distributor to publish the PRP in the manner set out below starting from 1 September 2014.

(A)    Location of Publication

         (1)    At a Place of Sale

         (i)    Where motor vehicles are offered for sale or distributed at a place of sale (such as showroom)("Place of Sale"), the registered distributor shall publish the PRP of each of such vehicles in the PRP list(s) at a prominent location at that Place of Sale. There shall be a notice board displayed prominently at the location where the PRP lists are published. The notice board (at least 24 centimeters (height) x 40 centimeters (width) in size) shall print and display the English and Chinese words "Published Retail Price List" and 「公布零售價目表」(with each character at least 3.5 centimeters in height) (specimen at below);

Published Retail Price List
公布零售價目表

         (ii)    If a registered distributor is unable to comply with (i) above, subject to acceptance of the reason(s) for non-compliance by this department and prior written approval of this department and conditions as may be imposed by this department in the approval, the registered distributor may keep the PRP list(s) in the manner (such as inside a drawer) as approved by this department at a location at the Place of Sale. The registered distributor shall display prominently at the Place of Sale a notice board (at least 24 centimeters (height) x 40 centimeters (width) in size) which shall print and display the English and Chinese words "Published Retail Price List will be available upon request" and 「可向職員索閱 公布零售價目表」(with each character at least 3.5 centimeters in height) (specimen at below).

Published Retail Price List will be
available upon request
可向職員索閱 公布零售價目表

         The registered distributor shall immediately produce the PRP list to a customer upon request; or

         (iii)    If a registered distributor offers for sale or distributes motor vehicles through its company website, subject to prior written approval of this department and conditions as may be imposed by this department in the approval, the registered distributor may publish the PRPs on that website.

         (2)    On or close to a motor vehicle at the Place of Sale

         In respect of each motor vehicle displayed at the Place of Sale, the registered distributor shall also display its PRP -

         (i)    at the windscreen, the side window or the rear window of the vehicle; or

         (ii)    at a prominent place close to the vehicle.

         (3)    On a motor vehicle delivered to customer

         For a motor vehicle delivered to a location for view and/or test-drive by customers, a registered distributor shall publish the relevant PRP inside the motor vehicle by displaying it at the back of the driver's seat.

(B)    Format of Publication

         (i)    The format of the PRPs to be published under para. 3(A) shall be the standard format issued by this department (Please see sample at enclosure I);

         (ii)    The PRPs to be published under para. 3(A)(2)(i) and (ii) can be (instead of the standard format) in a format approved by this department. In this regard, the registered distributor shall seek prior written approval from this department by submitting the proposed format of the PRPs and other information which identifies the motor vehicle as follows:

                 -    Approved PRP no. (i.e. Pxxxx/13);
                 -    PRP effective date;
                 -    Make / Model / Model code (if applicable);
                 -    Manufacture Year / Model Year;
                 -    Engine Size;
                 -    No. of seats (excluding driver's seat);
                 -    Chassis no. (if applicable);
                 -    Retail Price of a motor vehicle A1$ and its items and descriptions;
                 -    Retail Price of optional treatment A2$ and its items and descriptions (if applicable);
                 -    Retail Price of optional accessories B$ and its items and descriptions (if applicable); and
                 -    Retail Price of optional warranty C$ and its items and descriptions (if applicable).

         (iii)    This department may impose any condition(s) as he thinks fit to the approval given in (ii) above.

4.       In relation to the above requirements, you, as a registered distributor, are requested to complete and return the attached Reply Form at enclosure II, by 15 May 2014, stating the location and format of publication of the PRP for this department's approval/record. Officers of this department may, for the purposes of enforcing the Ordinance, visit your offices and Place(s) of Sale.

5.       Under sections 4I(n) and (o) of the Ordinance, a person commits an offence if he, being a registered distributor, fails to publish in writing a retail price as required under section 4A(1) and 4A(2). Offenders convicted are liable to a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for 12 months.

6.       For enquiry, please contact Senior Inspector K K Wong of the Motor Vehicles Valuation Group of this department at 3759 2376.

Encl. I :    PRP sample
Encl. II :    Reply Form on 'Publication of Retail Price under Section 4A of the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, Cap 330'

<This letter is in both English and Chinese. Should there be any conflict or inconsistency between the two versions, the English version shall prevail.>


<Enclosure II>

REPLY FORM
Publication of Retail Price under Section 4A
of the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, Cap 330

Please fill in the form regarding your location and format of publication of Published Retail Price ("PRP") and return it to the Customs and Excise Department on or before 15 May 2014 by mail or by hand to: Motor Vehicles Valuation Group, 3/F., Customs Headquarters Building, 222 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.

(A)    Location of Publication

    (1)    At Place of Sale (Please select as appropriate)

(i) We will publish both PRP lists and display the required notice board prominently at our Place(s) of Sale. Our Place(s) of Sale is/are:
     (1) Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
     Nature (e.g. showroom):____________________________________________________________________
     (2) Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
     Nature (e.g. showroom):____________________________________________________________________

(ii) We are not able to comply with (i) above and would like to seek the Customs and Excise Department's prior written approval for keeping the PRP lists at our Place(s) of Sale but we will display the required notice board "Published Retail Price List will be available upon request" prominently at our Place(s) of Sale and provide the relevant PRP lists to customers immediately upon request.
     Reason(s) of non-compliance for (i):

     ____________________________________________________________________
     ____________________________________________________________________

     Our Place(s) of Sale is/are:
     (1) Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
     Nature (e.g. showroom):____________________________________________________________________
     Manner of Keeping PRP Lists (e.g. inside a drawer)_______________________________________________
     (2) Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
     Nature (e.g. showroom):____________________________________________________________________
     Manner of Keeping PRP Lists (e.g. inside a drawer)_______________________________________________
     (Note : You will be contacted on this in due course.)

(iii) We would like to seek the Customs and Excise Department's prior written approval for publishing PRPs in our company's website.

     Our company's website(s) is / are at the following link(s) :

     (1)_____________________________________________________________________________________
     (2)_____________________________________________________________________________________
     (Note : You will be contacted on this in due course.)

    (2)    On or close to a motor vehicle at the Place of Sale

     In respect of each motor vehicle displayed at our Place of Sale, we will display its PRP at the windscreen, the side window or the rear window of the motor vehicle; or at a prominent place close to the motor vehicle.

    (3)    On a motor vehicle delivered to customer

     If we deliver a motor vehicle to a location for view and/or test-drive by customer, we will publish the relevant PRP inside the motor vehicle by displaying it at the back of the driver's seat.

(B)    Format of Publication (Please select as appropriate)

We will publish the PRPs in the standard format.

We will publish the PRPs in the standard format. But for (A)(2) above, we would like to seek the Customs and Excise Department's prior written approval for publishing the PRPs (on or close to the motor vehicle at the Place of Sale) in our own format. We submit herewith a sample of the PRP in our own format and the required information for your approval. (Note: You will be contacted on this in due course.)



Company name : ___________________________ Registration no. : ID ________________________
Contact person : ___________________________ Position : ___________________________
Tel no. : ___________________________ Fax no. : ___________________________
Name and signature of registered person : ___________________________
Company chop : ___________________________ Date : ___________________________

09/04/2014

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 12 April 2014 (Saturday) - 07:45 hrs on 14 April 2014 (Monday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

30/01/2014

2014/15 Budget Day Arrangements

This year, the 2014/2015 Budget Day will fall on 26 February 2014. You are advised to pay attention to the Financial Secretary's announcement on the day with regard to any fiscal changes including the First Registration Tax of vehicles. If you wish to collect the Notification of Provisional Tax Value for related vehicles issued by the Customs before the Budget Day, please submit the relevant applications before the following dates -

Type of Application Submission at Counter Electronic Submission Collection Date
(Provided all required documents are duly submitted)
Published Retail Price List (PRP) and Notification of Provisional Tax Valuation (PTV) 10-02-2014* 10-02-2014* 24-02-2014
Import Return (IR) and PTV 18-02-2014 19-02-2014 24-02-2014
Notification of PTV only 21-02-2014 22-02-2014 24-02-2014


*If your suggested published retail price is not accepted by the Customs, you should reply whether you agree to the retail price reassessed by the Customs on 18-02-2014.

08/01/2014

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 11 January 2014 (Saturday) - 14:40 hrs on 12 January 2014 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

23/10/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 26 October 2013 (Saturday) - 14:10 hrs on 27 October 2013 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

17/09/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 00:00 - 03:00 hrs on 23 September 2013 (Monday) and 19:00 - 21:00 hrs on 27 September 2013 (Friday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

06/08/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 19:30 hrs on 11 August 2013 (Sunday) - 05:00 hrs on 12 August 2013 (Monday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

02/08/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 - 21:00 hrs on 03 August 2013 (Saturday), 02:00 - 04:00 hrs on 05 August 2013 (Monday) and 19:30 - 21:30 hrs on 11 August 2013 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

24/07/2013

The 'Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System' service will resume normal with effect from 3 p.m. on 24 July 2013. Registered motor vehicle importers and distributors can submit all applications through the system. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused.

10/07/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 13 July 2013 (Saturday) - 14:40 hrs on 14 July 2013 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

25/06/2013

This Department has standardized the input format for vehicle chassis number in applications for "Import Return" and "Published Retail Price List". If a vehicle chassis number contains any hyphen "-" (for example, GSR50-1234567), the applicant may input also the hyphen when filling in the column of vehicle chassis number.

20/06/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 02:00 - 04:00 hrs on 24 June 2013 (Monday), 19:00 - 23:00 hrs on 25 June 2013 (Tuesday) and 19:00 - 21:40 hrs on 10 July 2013 (Wednesday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

17/06/2013

The Transport Department has since June 2012 added a new column of "Rated Power" in the Vehicle Registration Document requiring information on the rated power (in kilowatts (kW)) of vehicles solely propelled by an electric motor to be filled. Correspondingly, with effect from 25 June 2013, a new column of "Rated Power" will be added in Import Return for declaration to Customs by the registered importers of motor vehicles. Please kindly note that the declaration for this column is not mandatory.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Motor Vehicles Valuation Group of the Customs and Excise Department at 3759 2553 or Hong Kong Licensing Office of the Transport Department at 2804 2634.

17/06/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 19:00 - 23:00 hrs on 25 June 2013 (Tuesday) and 19:00 - 21:40 hrs on 10 July 2013 (Wednesday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

21/05/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 19:00 - 23:00 hrs on 28 May 2013 (Tuesday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

17/04/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 20 April 2013 (Saturday) - 14:40 hrs on 21 April 2013 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

31/01/2013

2013/14 Budget Day Special Arrangements

This year, the 2013/2014 Budget Day will fall on 27 February 2013. You are advised to pay attention to the Financial Secretary's announcement on the day with regard to any fiscal measures including the First Registration Tax (FRT) rates of vehicles. In view of the Chinese New Year holidays (11 - 13 February 2013), if you wish to collect your Notification of Provisional Taxable Value before the Budget Day, you are advised to observe the following submission schedule -

For all Registered Motor Vehicle Importers & Distributors :

Type of Application Counter Submission Electronic Submission Collection Date
(provided that all the required documents are duly submitted)
Published Retail Price List plus Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 14-02-2013 16-02-2013 26-02-2013
Import Return plus Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 18-02-2013 21-02-2013 26-02-2013
Notification of Provisional Taxable Value only 21-02-2013 23-02-2013 26-02-2013

For all applicants importing motor vehicles for personal use:

Application Procedure Paper Submission at counter Electronic Submission
Submission of applications {Import Return (CED336) & Declaration for Particulars of Motor Vehicles Imported for Personal Use (CED 336A)} 07-02-2013 07-02-2013
All outstanding supporting document(s) / information to reach this office 19-02-2013 19-02-2013
Provision of original document(s) for verification 26-02-2013 25-02-2013
(at counter)
Collection of Notification of Provisional Taxable Value 26-02-2013 26-02-2013

31/01/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 19:00 hrs on 7 February 2013 (Thursday) - 01:00 hrs on 8 February 2013 (Friday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

23/01/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 26 January 2013 (Saturday) - 17:45 hrs on 27 January 2013 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

03/01/2013

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 5 January 2013 (Saturday) - 15:55 hrs on 6 January 2013 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

10/10/2012

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 12:15 hrs on 13 October 2012 (Saturday) - 11:00 hrs on 14 October 2012 (Sunday) and 19:00 - 21:30 hrs on 18 October 2012 (Thursday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

06/09/2012

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 21:00 - 23:00 hrs on 11 September 2012 (Tuesday) and 09:00 - 17:30 hrs on 16 September 2012 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

23/08/2012

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 25 August 2012 (Saturday) - 19:10 hrs on 26 August 2012 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

26/07/2012

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 13:00 hrs on 28 July 2012 (Saturday) - 13:00 hrs on 29 July 2012 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

18/07/2012

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 09:45 hrs on 21 July 2012 (Saturday) - 01:25 hrs on 22 July 2012 (Sunday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

05/06/2012

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 21:00 - 23:00 hrs on 05 June 2012 (Tuesday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid period.

24/04/2012

First Registration Tax System service will be suspended during 21:00 - 23:00 hrs on 26 April 2012 (Thursday) and 22:00 - 23:00 hrs on 28 April 2012 (Saturday) for system maintenance. Online users, who may experience service interruption during the suspension, are advised to save all information in advance, and log out the system during the aforesaid periods.

11/04/2012

The new Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax (FRT) System has been in operation since 28 November 2011. The old submission by diskette will expire on 1 June 2012. In order not to delay your application, please start using the FRT System right now.

21/02/2012

The Excel templates for Import Return and Published Retail Price List have been updated. Please download the latest version.

09/01/2012

This year, the 2012/2013 Budget Day will fall on 1st February 2012. You are advised to pay attention to the Financial Secretary's announcement on the day with regard to any fiscal measures including the First Registration Tax (FRT) of vehicles. In view of the Chinese New Year holidays (23 - 25 January 2012), if you wish to collect your FRT applications before the Budget Day, you are advised to observe the following submission schedule -

Type of ApplicationCounter SubmissionElectronic SubmissionCollection Date
(provided that all the required documents are duly submitted)
Published Retail Price List plus Notification of Provisional Taxable Value11-01-201219-01-201230-01-2012
Import Return plus Notification of Provisional Taxable Value17-01-201226-01-201230-01-2012
Notification of Provisional Taxable Value(standalone application)19-01-201227-01-201230-01-2012

13/12/2011

The Excel templates for Import Return and Published Retail Price List have been updated. Please download the latest version.

28/11/2011

The Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System has commenced operation on 28 November 2011. There is a parallel run of the Diskette Submission Scheme (DSS) and the new system for six months until May 31, 2012 before the DSS is to be phased out.