No it's not illegal and a lot of people still do border shopping. (much like we Canadians do when $1US = $1cdn) I've only heard Honda is doing something about it by discountinuing the warranty.Originally posted by chindo
So what you are saying it is illegal? How come somebody told me that many people do this all the time? However it was somebody from Canada buying a car in the U.S.[/b]
Ontario's Provincial Sales Tax ("PST") is 8%, the federal Goods & Services Tax ("GST") is 7%,Originally posted by toluidine
remember, Americans don't have to pay the GST (that's the federal tax). It is 8%.[/b]
American residents do not have to pay the Federal Cdn sales tax known as GST. This is 7% but you would have to pay the provincial sales tax (8% in Ontario). Actually, I believe that you pay the GST but then you apply to the government and get a cheque back.Originally posted by chindo
I know that American's pay less taxes, however, when we cross the border we will have to pay Canadian taxes as well. Therefore, if one purchases a car from the states and bring it back in to Canada, that person will have to pay both countries taxes, making it not worthwhile.[/b]
Why don't you just call a dealer in Windsor? I am sure that they deal with this sort of thing all of the time.Originally posted by mazdamarla
Not that I would necessarily do it. But in order to get more flexibility in the options, could one who lives in the U.S. order a car via Mazda Canada, getting EXACTLY the options they want, and then pick it up?