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Old 22-11-2014, 19:29   #16
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Re: Canadian buying a boat in states

There is more incorrect, half true, incomplete information and incorrect terminology in this thread than I have the time to straighten out. Talk to Lise at Transport Canada Marine Safety in Otttawa she will give you the correct information.

Or ... check out a few of the links on this page, particularly the one called "Crossing the 49th" in the right hand column.

PS. I am a Transport Canada Appointed Tonnage Surveyor and deal with this issue regularly.

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Old 29-11-2014, 12:23   #17
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Re: Canadian buying a boat in states

kind of off-topic, but here goes:

if I were to purchase a used boat in WA (where sales tax would be around 8%) and immediately import the boat into canada (paying the applicable taxes/duties) could I somehow recoup the WA sales tax? Or even apply to have the WA tax waived?

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