Automotive businesses in Alberta must remit $6.25 to AMVIC for every new or used vehicle they sell or lease. The AMVIC levy should never be represented as more than $6.25 for any reason.
If a business chooses to pass on the levy to consumers, the levy should be $6.25 and included in the “all-in” price of an advertised vehicle. The business is required to pay to AMVIC the levy per vehicle they sell or lease, but there is no requirement that they must pass it on to the consumer. There is no mandatory AMVIC administration fee, tax or any other fee adjacent, attached or connected to the levy in any way.
Revenue generated from the levy is used to support AMVIC in fulfilling responsibilities as delegated by the provincial government. This includes enhancing consumer protection by providing educational and investigation programs for consumers and industry which promote confidence in the motor vehicle industry.
If you feel you have been misled, contact AMVIC’s consumer services department online or at 1-877-979-8100 ext. 2002.