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#442 of 452 Paying Qebec tax on car imported to the US
Oct 25, 2012 (4:41 pm)
I paid the Qebec sales tax on a used car purchased a few months ago in Montreal that I imported to the US; I was told it would be refunded to me. Then I finally got a letter (3 months after filing the paper-work) that refused it. Does anyone know what the law is about here?
#443 of 452 Re: Important thing to know. [rathahonni]
Dec 05, 2012 (11:19 am)
Hi! I'm buying a used 2003 GMC suv from a NY dealer. The problem is that there is no title, (because it's a Canadian vehicle) that was apparently bought in an auction. I found out that I need to get it cleared through US Customs, along with a bill of sale, insurance and inspection. I was worried that it may not pass an inspection (being a Canadian vehicle) and I'd be stuck not being able to register it ...until I read your post! Can you tell me the name of your broker? Thanks!
#444 of 452 Re: Purchasing a U.S made car in Canada and bringing it back into the U.S. [jolie4]
Dec 25, 2012 (2:43 pm)
I just want to follow-up on your posting.
Your posting was very informative.
I bought a Range Rover in Texas, designed for the U.S. market and I exported it to Canada.
I want to bring the car back with me to Florida and sell it in the U.S. and buy something else.
When I exported the vehicle to Canada, I had to supply U.S. Customs with the Title Paperwork from Texas and they made sure that there were no liens on the vehicle.
Without the Stamp from U.S. Customs, I could not bring the vehicle into Canada.
Do I need to get anything from Canada Customs aka Canada Border Services in order to sell my vehicle in the U.S?
This vehicle although it's made in the UK meets all the U.S. Standards.
#445 of 452 Getting a Canadian car to USA resident
Jan 22, 2013 (1:01 pm)
So my situation is this: I have a friend who lives in Minnesota, who is in the market for a new (used) car. I have the option of purchasing a really good car for a great price here, and the plan was for me to drive the car down and transfer ownership to her, and then fly back after visiting.
I've been looking for information and I'm getting conflicting reports about what needs to be done.
I know the car needs to comply with EPA standards and the there is some paperwork to be done at the border, but there are some things I'm not sure of.
1. Do I need the letter from the OEM's USA Division if the car has the sticker saying it complies with EPA guidelines?
2. Do I need to go through a registered import broker, even with the sticker or letter from the OEM? The fees for brokers are around $500 from what I gather, add that into the cost of my plane ticket back and it makes the original savings considerably less.
3. Is there anything else I need to know before attempting this?
Would appreciate any insight into this issue.
#446 of 452 Re: Getting a Canadian car to USA resident [macpuff]
Mar 07, 2013 (4:59 pm)
I used Stonewell to import 2 vehicles from Canada to the USA they were great to work with.
#447 of 452 Re: Getting a Canadian car to USA resident [macpuff]
Mar 08, 2013 (6:03 am)
I did it myself.
Got the letter from the manufacturer (Chevrolet) cost approx $25.00
Got a EPA test done, cost approx $9.00
went to phoenix sky harbor Airport Port Authority, filled in some papers approx 5 minutes.
Went to the registry, registered all done in a day.
#448 of 452 Re: Getting a Canadian car to USA resident [medlowa]
Mar 08, 2013 (6:35 am)
Thanks! We ended up doing it but found the canadian VW was no help at all--they totally refused to give us a letter; but US VW had no problem with it at all. Any success getting out of Canadian sales taxes? We were told we would get it back and then when we applied they said "that's only for Canadian residents"
#449 of 452 US Citizen bring US registered car back from Canada to US
Jul 23, 2013 (4:27 am)
I purchased my infiniti in Michigan and registered in NY where I reside in 2010. Shortly after that I moved to Vancouver BC for a 2 year assignment and while there I had to register my car with the CIBC. They made me surrender my title and gave me the impression that they would return it upon my departure but I found out that it wasn't true when I repatriated back to the US in 2012. I was told that the BC registration should serve as my proof of ownership and I also have an official letter from the CIBC stating that the registration is to serve as my title.
I filed for a title when I returned to the US and shortly after received a letter from the NYS DMV stating that they need other paperwork besides the ones I gave them (Copy of my original title, BC registration/title, letter from CIBC). They also asked for various customs forms.
I called the company that drove the tralier back with all my goods and my car and they're claiming that they never received any customs paper work and customs is claiming that they gave all the paper work to the driver.
Now I've been driving around in a car for almost a year with no title and someone suggested that I can drive over the border, I live in Buffalo, and clear my car through customs and turn that in to the DMV. I was wondering if some can shed light on what's involved here as from all I am reading customs is looking for an original title or proof of ownership from the foreign DMV. My BC registration is with NYS DMV so should I try and get it back so that I can reclear my car?
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this whole thing has turned in to a big mess.
#450 of 452 Re: Getting a Canadian car to USA resident [medlowa]
Sep 05, 2013 (2:25 pm)
I would GREATLY APPRECIATE some clarification on your easy registration.
1) You registered the car in the States without needing to import it? - or was what you did the importation process?
2) You didn't need to go all the way back to the "other side" of a POE?
3) Was Visa an issue ? -or you're American ?
My car is made in Alabama to both US and Canadian standards (2011 Hynundai Sonatta), I'm in California, and I've been here for more than a year already with my ONtario plates on a TN visa. My sticker is expiring soon, and I'm STUCK - wondering if I'll have to take it back to Ontario.
#451 of 452 Registering a car in the US from Canada that was never cleared..
Oct 10, 2013 (7:22 pm)
How do I register a car in the US that was imported from Canada but was never cleared? I bought a 2002 Toyota Celica from a woman that brought it here from Canada problem is I don't have any of the EPA forms or anything and the title and everything is in here name. She isn't answering my call anymore and will not return any of my calls! I have the signed title and everything but I read somewhere that my car could be seized because of this?? Is there anything I can do to register it and how much will it cost? I only bought is for 2500 if that helps. I live in NY but she is in CT some where. Please any help would be appreciated!