Just want to sanity check something, please, before I go on and kick up a stink with our friends at Canberra Connect. My mum has given me her trailer. It’s a standard small trailer, from 1978. It probably needs a new floor. Currently, it’s registered in Victoria.
When I rang to ask about the process for transferring the rego, I was told that I would need to bring the purchase receipt with me. I noted there was no receipt as I hadn’t purchased it. No money has changed hands.
The person I spoke with insisted (quite rudely) that there is “no such thing as giving someone a trailer in the ACT”, and that duty must be paid.
Forgive my ignorance and lack of research, but this seems weird to me. Why is the government asking me to lie in official documents in order to collect probably $18 (at most) in duty?