Vehicle Rebates

19Mar - by Jack Powell - 0 - In

Application for Rebate of Customs Duty or Ad Valorem Excise Duty on a Motor Vehicle

Thank you for your enquiry regarding rebate of custom duties on a motor vehicle.

IMPORTANT NOTICE NO LEFT HAND DRIVE VEHICLES MAY BE IMPORTED NO VEHICLE MAY BE ORDERED BEFORE THE IMPORT PERMIT HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM ITAC – IF NOT, NO REBATE WILL BE GRANTED

The Process:

You will need to contact this office via telephone or e-mail to obtain the under-mentioned forms:

1. ITAC Application form (Please ensure that this is completed in full)

Imported vehicles (Customs duty):

Application form under rebate item 460.17/87.03/02.04 (Vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be driven solely by a person with a physical disability)

or

Application form under rebate item 460.17/87.00/04.02 (A vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be used for the transport of:- a person with a physical disability / or persons with physical disabilities)

Locally Manufactured Vehicles (Ad valorem excise duty):

Application form under rebate item 610.14/126.03/01.05 (Vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be driven solely by a person with a physical disability)

or

Application form under rebate item 610.14/126.00/01.03 (A vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be used for the transport of:- a person with a physical disability / persons with physical disabilities

2. Nominated Driver/s declaration form for Registered Organisations or Registered Persons, this is only applicable for the transport of persons with physical disabilities (Enclose copy/copies of identity document for nominated driver/s)

3. Medical Report Form to be completed by your medical practitioner

4. Panel Report Form to be completed by members of an APD Panel of Adjudicators which can be arranged through one of the following (please call nearest office to you in order to make an appointment).

YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR FULL APPLICATION TO THE APD PANEL IN ORDER FOR THEM TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOU. ALSO NOTE THAT THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AS THE APD OFFICE WILL NEED TO FORWARD THEM TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL).

This form is only applicable to a person with a physical disability who will be driving the vehicle him/her self.

The APD Panel Report is NOT applicable to a person with a physical disability who will be transported.

Together with these forms, please submit the following:

5. Written motivation in support of the application (Explain in detail what features the vehicle has to accommodate your disability)

6. Copy of your driver’s license (Individuals and Nominated Driver/s)

7. A copy of the first page of your identity document

8. The motor manufacturers brochure of specification Homologation Certificate (To be obtained from the importer i.e. dealer or manufacturer in South Africa) · If imported vehicles are purchased from a dealer in the RSA, the dealer must quote the homologation reference number for registration purposes · If the vehicle is imported directly by a person with physical disabilities, the SABS must be contacted to obtain a Letter of Authority (LOA). Only right hand drive vehicles which meet the ECE specification will receive a LOA.

9. Once the Panel Report has been completed by members of an APD Panel of Adjudicators the ORIGINAL documentation will be forwarded (NOT FAXED) to us, The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (In some cases the APD will forward these forms to us, sometimes the client will have to forward it to us – see address in point no.

10). We will then prepare a written recommendation / motivation letter which will be forwarded to ITAC. 10. When applying for a Permit to be TRANSPORTED, NO APD Panel Report Form is required. The ORIGINAL documents can be forwarded (NOT FAXED) directly to the NCPPDSA, P O Box 426, Melville, 2109 or 4 Lancaster Street, Westdene, Johannesburg, 2092.

ITAC will then process the application and issue the permit, provided that the application is successful and comply with the necessary guidelines. They will contact the client in order to establish if the permit will be collected or if it needs to be mailed.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION For persons with physical disabilities:

A permit will be issued if:

The vehicle is right hand drive and has been homologated by the SABS to comply with the road safety requirements to register the vehicle with the licensing authorities; and

Hand controls are to be fitted to the accelerator and brake pedals; or

Brake and accelerator pedals have to be swapped; or

Brake and accelerator pedals have to be extended

Permit will not be approved if:

The vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle and has not been homologated by the SABS that it complies with the road safety requirements of the licensing authorities; and

The person is too tall to drive and ordinary vehicle but no adaptation is needed to drive a vehicle, except that the steering wheel folds away to allow access into the vehicle, this being a standard design feature of the vehicle that is produced in this way for all persons; or

The person has a back problem or disease that has not progressed to such an extent that a special adaptation, except an automatic gearbox or options such as a power steering, is required to drive the vehicle.

For persons with physical disabilities that are transported

Rebate permits will be granted if:

The vehicle is right hand drive and has been homologated by the SABS to comply with the road safety requirements to register the vehicle with the licensing authorities; and

The organization that applies for the rebate permit is registered with the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities to care for persons with physical disabilities or the individual that applies for the rebate permit is registered with the International Administration Commission of South Africa to care for a specific person with a physical disability; and

The vehicle has been or will be structurally adapted, i.e. the floor pan of the vehicle has been modified to incorporate clamps/clips and an anchorage for the safety harness to hold the wheelchair and person with a physical disability steady and in position when the vehicle is driven; or

Railings are fitted to the door and sides of the vehicle for a person with a physical disability to hold onto when the vehicle is in motion; or

The vehicle has to be fitted with medical equipment, such as an oxygen cylinder, to allow the person with the physical disability to be transported.

No Rebate permit will be granted if:

The vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle and has not been homologated by the SABS that it complies with the road safety requirements of the licensing authorities; and

No structural adaptation is to be or has been made to the vehicle to transport persons. (Fitting only of a hoist to the vehicle is considered to be insufficient on its own) and / or

The vehicle is used only occasionally by a non-registered person / organisation to transport the person with a physical disability