duty for returning resident

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SergeP
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duty for returning resident

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If a former resident of Canada lived in US for more than 5 years and is returning back then there is a relief on duties for many personal belongings (no duties on <$10K items). Does anyone know how a customs officer will find out about these 5 years? Should some proof be provided and what kind of proof it could be?
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Post by nelsona »

You need to file a form, and sign it. Don't lie. So mi\uch is excluded anyways that iwould not worry. besides, it not a five year rerquirement for personal items, its more like 6-12 months.

Read over the forms on the CBSA site.
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SergeP
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Post by SergeP »

Thank you Nelsona. Yes, the requirement is 6 months. 5 years is required to waive a 6 month requirement on posession and use of goods. It looks like I can buy an item and own it for any time (even for one day) to be eligible to import it duty free.
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Canuck2
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No duty, but maybe HST

Post by Canuck2 »

Maybe no duties, but however, I believe you may still be liable for HST on the market value of certain items...(ex. vehicles, RV's, etc if you want to license them in Canada).

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