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(Topic ID: 238772)

Americans bringing USA-made pins back into the USA from Canada

By Pinballer67

1 year ago

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  • 9 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by bjsilverballs
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    #1 1 year ago

    I want to sell a few older machines that were made in the USA and I'm located near Toronto. Can an American expect to pay taxes at the border bringing it back into his/her country? (we pay taxes to import these into Canada).

    What paperwork would a US citizen require to avoid paying duties/taxes?


    #2 1 year ago

    it's been quite a while since I've brought a machine over the border and I'm sure that the regulations have changed (however, I thought that since the item was a product of the united states, no duty is due for re-importing it

    in my case, the machine was merely [passing through] canada via the niagara falls area from new hampshire and then back into the states into michigan. I neglected to have the seller provide me with any paperwork but was lucky enough to get a nice older lady at the ambassador bridge for customs and didn't have to pay a dime

    #3 1 year ago

    I’ve driven up to cananda a few times and bought pins.

    I’ve never been charged anything tax wise upon coming back into the States. This was all at Niagara Falls crossing.

    #4 1 year ago

    pinballer67 They shouldn't be charged anything as they were made in the US. What are the pins that you are selling?

    #5 1 year ago

    thanks for all responses!

    I'm attending PinFest. I wonder what US Border would say if I brought pins down for Americans that had been paid for already. Maybe a PP receipt money paid to me personally and a letter from the purchaser would avoid tax going over the border?

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    If anybody is interested in any of these, send me a PM. I have good pics for some. Will post listings on pinside within 48 hours. Thanks.

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    #6 1 year ago

    pinballer67 Pinsider freddy is looking for a Solar Fire, and he will be at Pinfest

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    pinballer67 Pinsider freddy is looking for a Solar Fire, and he will be at Pinfest

    PM sent, thanks!

    #8 1 year ago

    Very interested in that Getaway pinballer67 sent you a PM!

    #9 1 year ago

    Customs can spot the Canadian models because the serial numbers all end in A.

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