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Old Aug 3rd 2004, 2:05 am
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If someone is coming into the US with a k-3 (from canada) when they go to
register their vehicle do they have to pay duty on the vehicles? also
recreational vehicles(camper)?
 
Old Aug 3rd 2004, 2:22 am
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Originally posted by The Cormiers
If someone is coming into the US with a k-3 (from canada) when they go to register their vehicle do they have to pay duty on the vehicles? also recreational vehicles(camper)?
Duty is collected at the PoE, not when the vehicle is registered in the US. That said, there is no duty on *any* personal property which you have owned for more than a year - including cars and RVs. When you get your US plates, you will pay a tax based on the current value of your car in US$.

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Thank you for the information Ian.
 
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Originally posted by The Cormiers
Thank you for the information Ian.

There is no tax either. If the car is approved through Customs when you enter, RV as well, there is no duty and/or tax to be paid. Be sure that you have obtained the manufacturer's compliance letter on the automobiles before you attempt to import them at the time of your migration.

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Old Aug 3rd 2004, 12:22 pm
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There is no tax either. If the car is
approved through Customs when you enter, RV as well, there is no duty
and/or tax to be paid. Be sure that you have obtained the
manufacturer's compliance letter on the automobiles before you attempt
to import them at the time of your migration.

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Yes I was aware of the compliance letter for the vehicle and just heard
something about getting one for the camper. Do you know if I would be able
to get the compliance letter for the camper from the place of
purchase(although they sell more than one brand)? Or do I need to contact
the origional manufacturer? This could work out right because I do believe
that they were manufactured in the states anyway.
 
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Originally posted by The Cormiers


Yes I was aware of the compliance letter for the vehicle and just heard
something about getting one for the camper. Do you know if I would be able
to get the compliance letter for the camper from the place of
purchase(although they sell more than one brand)? Or do I need to contact
the origional manufacturer? This could work out right because I do believe
that they were manufactured in the states anyway.
If the camper is motor driven then you need it from the manufacturer. Also just because it was manufactured in the states does not mean it was built to conform to US standards but rather if it were manufactured for Canadian sale it was manufactured for Canadian compliance safety/emission specs.

Also to note that when Jim approached the custom's officer once regarding purchasing a pop-up in Canada for US use, they said it would not be a problem and no duty would be attached to the pop-up. However, the pop-up is not motorized so the issue of compliance was never touched on.

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Old Aug 3rd 2004, 1:49 pm
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this is just a 24 ft travel trailer that I pull along behind me.
 
Old Aug 4th 2004, 1:32 am
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ian-mstm wrote:

    > Originally posted by The Cormiers
    >
    >>If someone is coming
    >
    > into the US with a k-3 (from canada) when they go to register their
    > vehicle do they have to pay duty on the vehicles? also recreational
    > vehicles(camper)?
    >
    > Duty is collected at the PoE, not when the
    > vehicle is registered in the US. That said, there is no duty on *any*
    > personal property which you have owned for more than a year - including
    > cars and RVs. When you get your US plates, you will pay a tax based on
    > the current value of your car in US$.

Actually, the registration fee is not always based on the value.
This varies by state.
Of course, the part of the fee that is based on value is tax deductible
(fed) as a property tax.
 

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