For frequent vehicle sellers
According to the NZTA guidlines you have to register as a motor vehicle trader if
- In a 12 month period (it does not have to be in a calander year, just contiguous months) you have sold more than 6 vehicles.
- You import more than 3 cars in a 12 month period.
Although you maybe able to avoid registering as a car trader in some situations by taking advantage of the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003
, this is unlikely to apply to the vast majority of cases. But let’s be honest most people who want to make a buck on the sides are not going to sell more than 6 cars in a year.