Bring Vehicles in Belize
Bringing a vehicle into Belize can be expensive, with duty ranging from 25 percent to 60 percent or even sometimes 70 percent of the vehicle's value, which includes 10 percent sales tax and a 2 percent environmental tax. Duty on cars is calculated on the size of the engine. For trucks, duty is calculated based on a gross vehicle weight rating of either above or below five tons and then by engine size. Duty on vans is determined by seating capacity and then by engine size. People entering Belize under the Qualified Retired Persons Program are entitled to bring a vehicle duty-free into Belize every five years, as well as a duty free import of a boat and even a light aircraft.