Indeed I managed to get in just below the LCT threshold with my sr+. If I were to order the same car now, after the price increase on the car and on FSD, I’d have to pay LCT.You must have SR+ which is right on the boundary of LCT with FSD license. In Vic the FSD license would have added $600 Luxury Car Tax. ACT Probably cos you have savings elsewhere you stayed below it.
No I'm more interested in the principle of the thing - for cars that are above the LCT threshold why on earth are we having to pay Luxury Car Tax (with GST and Stamp duty ON TOP) so ~40% tax on a Software License. It's absurd. The craziest thing being the LCT only applies to the software license if bought at same time as car - and perhaps if you buy it just after getting the car...
If you wait, it seems it doesn't apply. And 40% of $8.5k is real money.
The question is - how much later do you have to wait? Do you have to wait 2 years, or can you get it sooner?
I just wanted to correct the claim @djayz made that the price increase on FSD didn’t happen, and explain why it did make sense for me to order FSD with the car rather than wait.
I wholeheartedly agree that the Australian government’s lack of support for electric cars is appalling.