Relief for Public Officers Importing Motor Vehicles

The GRA is advising Public Officers that effective January 1, 2019 the following reduction in the excise rates on motor vehicles (under four years/New) for eligible public officers, became applicable:

No.CategoryOld Excise RateNew Excise Rate

Vehicles with less than 1500 cylinder capacity (cc)


2)1500 -1800 cc and 1801 -2000cc




This new provision is in accordance with the Excise Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

Additionally, Public Ocers will also be exempted from Import Duties and Value-Added Tax (VAT). This is in accordance with Section 23 (1)(a) of the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01, and Schedule II Item 10 (b) of the VAT Act, Capter 81:05.