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Nartman
10-10-2007, 05:50 PM
I plan on buying a bmw in the states and bring it back to Canada. My question is do you have to pay the US taxes and the Canadian taxes as well? I've looked on www.riv.ca and it showed that I have to pay the Canadian taxes for sure, but it doesn't mention anything about the American taxes if a vehicle were to be purchased brand new.

Thanks for any help.

ChrisTO
10-10-2007, 09:30 PM
some US states (NY and Michigan) you do not have to pay the local tax if the car is not registered there....or if you do not live there....the car dealership should be able to tell you.

you will have to pay the 6.1% duty if the car is not made in NA upon import into Canada at the CDN border. of course X5 and z4s exempt. :)

I plan on buying a bmw in the states and bring it back to Canada. My question is do you have to pay the US taxes and the Canadian taxes as well? I've looked on www.riv.ca and it showed that I have to pay the Canadian taxes for sure, but it doesn't mention anything about the American taxes if a vehicle were to be purchased brand new.

Thanks for any help.

tbal69
10-11-2007, 11:01 AM
total taxes and duties will be about 19.1%. Also not included are other fees... which will total about $2000. Finally when you insure the car, you will furthur pay the company the PST on the car.... Still it adds up yes, but will be 5-10g cheaper on avg. But be carefull, Canada might not ohnour the warranty.

Nartman
10-11-2007, 10:12 PM
Hmmm, thanks for the help. But 19.1% sounds high for a new car...

Also good thing I'm from Alberta where we don't pay PST

ChrisTO
10-28-2007, 09:38 PM
if part of the 19.1% includes the GST and PST - you have to pay that either way. so the real additional tax that you pay is just the duty 6.1% if the car is not manufactured in NA.

i don't see how can pay an additional 19.1% in taxes for purchasing in US as a blanket statement. that is far too specific. as Nartman pointed out AB doesn't have a PST.

so back to my original comment - what different taxes does your 19.1%?

islandbimmer
10-29-2007, 02:23 PM
Just imported my 335 on Friday at the border you pay 6.1% duty 100$ excise on the AC and then 6% GST on the total puchase price with duty (tax on Tax) plus and finally the $207 RIV fee if your are lucky enough to live in Alberta thats it just provincial safety 60-100 bucks. If you aren't from Alberta you pay the PST some provinces collect that at the border as well. Here in BC you pay it when you register the car.

Timtao
07-10-2013, 02:18 PM
Just imported my 335 on Friday
Slightly off-topic... IslandBimmer, where did you buy your 335? Did/do you need to make modifications to it before you register/registered it BC?

rwhite56
09-08-2013, 09:36 AM
Islandbimmer. Did you need to have it inspected for Canadian use? I hear CDN Tire is the "registered" place to have driving lights etc set for Canadian driving use. Not really wanting to take it there, if I buy down south.

Timtao
09-09-2013, 02:35 PM
rwhite56,
As I understand it, you only need Canadian Tire to do the inspection to verify the car is street-legal in Canada. The DLRs you can do yourself if you buy a car with iDrive (others on Bimmerfest suggest you can also do the DLR change w/o iDrive). The instrument panel already displays in both miles and km.

There's a few great threads here that you can review to get an education on importing a US Bimmer:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360292

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386003

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373620

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377094

This link is where I started, and there's some great info in it:

http://forums.redfla******.com/importing-bmw-us-canada-how-918890/

Happy hunting!