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Exporting household stuff and Car.

Old Oct 11th 2002, 6:11 am
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Mr Lion
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Default Exporting household stuff and Car.

After living in USA for more than a year, I plan to return back to
Canada (Ontario). I am a PR in Canada, but did not mention these items
at the time of my first landing.

I plan to take my household stuff (furniture+electronics), including
car to Canada.

1) Any idea how much Customs duty I will be charged? The value of
items is not much and they are used, but buying them new in Toronto
will surely cost me a lot of money.

2) My car is Camry 97, and it might be worth around US$6000. Is it
worthwhile to export it to Canada, the process of which might cost me
upto US$1000? If I sell it in US, will I be able to get an equivalent
car in the same amount of money (US$6000+1000)?

Thanks in advance to all respondents.

LD
 
Old Oct 11th 2002, 1:32 pm
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Ali Bahar
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[email protected] (Mr Lion) writes:



    > After living in USA for more than a year, I plan to return back to
    > Canada (Ontario). I am a PR in Canada, but did not mention these items
    > at the time of my first landing.

Have you checked you rresidency status? I don't know your whole story,
but a stay of less than two years in the US may get you considered
'resident' for taxation purposes. That could cost you a lot of money
when the time comes to file your Canadian tax return.



    > 1) Any idea how much Customs duty I will be charged? The value of

Check www.rc.gc.ca. Returning residents (not the
same as 'resident'
for taxation purposes) are allowed a fair amount. IIRC, it depends on
how old the goods are. If pretty old (IIRC, >1 year) then you won't
pay anything.



    > 2) My car is Camry 97, and it might be worth around US$6000. Is it
    > worthwhile to export it to Canada, the process of which might cost me
    > upto US$1000? If I sell it in US, will I be able to get an equivalent

The conversions, if at all possible, will be a few hundred
dollars. Not all cars will be allowed in. You have to check for
recalls and some other stuff, IIRC. Try www.riv.ca or
www.rc.gc.ca.

If the car is allowed back, and you are considered a resident (for
Customs purposes), then anything less than $10,000 CDN is
duty-free. IIRC.

Also, you'll have to clear the car with US Customs. They consider it
'exporting' a car, so you have to check with them See
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/ .


    > car in the same amount of money (US$6000+1000)?

Why are you asking us? Try 'Cars For Sale' ads or something!!
eg www.kbb.com


P.S. my advice: sell the car if you have time.
--
smaller is better.
unix
 

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