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Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question

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Its a Tashiba 31, so built in Taiwan. There is no State tax in Alaska

But I'm not importing it to Canada, it's already been imported to the US, and we would simply be taking it to Alaska. Why the Canadian government also feels I need to import it to take it there is beyond me. As an American flagged vessel, sailed by an American citizen, I don't understand why we would be treated any differently than visiting boats from the US in Canadian waters. The customs person said is was because our residence is in Canada, despite the fact that boat will be kept in the UAS
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Uh, because you LIVE in Canada? You got your answer, you just didn't like it.
Remember the health care and other benefits you like about living in Canada? Taxes pay for it. Part of evading paying taxes is it requires some inconvenience. If the inconvenience is such a pain in the ass, pay the taxes. The rest of us have to.
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Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question

I think you missed my point. I live in Canada but will ONLY sail this boat in Alaska, the USA unless you missed that too. This is evading taxes? Uh, I don't think so!

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Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question

What proof does the Canadian government have that you will ONLY sail this boat in Alaska?
See, that's the point. You live in Canada. You are bringing the boat into Canadian waters. Not paying the tax, sunshine, is tax evasion. You may not like the term but that is what it is. Oh, I know, I know, you don't plan to KEEP the boat here, you know, even though you LIVE here. You';re just going through to Alaska yeah, that's it.


How often do you think Customs hears THAT story?

You got the answer direct from the source, you didn't like the answer, you came here looking for advice on how to evade the tax due, and now you're gonna fire off a hissy letter to your MLA?

Not a smart move if you like to sail on the downlow and sometimes enter canadian ports.

Why did you buy the boat you bought, where you bought it?
It was a good deal.
Why do you sail Alaska?
No tax. It's a good deal.
Now you're complaining about paying taxes that everybody else has to pay, because you think you have a better story?
If you're an American citizen, why not list your Alaska slip as your American address, thereby making it all legal?

duh right back at ya.
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I'm not sure what is up with you, or if this is the way you always are

I don't care for the tone or the disrespect. Clearly you have a large ego and like to hear your voice

We live 1.5 hours from the Alaskan Coast. That is why we sail there. It would take us 2 straight weeks of sailing to hit the Canadian border at Prince Rupert. That is why we don't sail there

Two other things, yes I do have a US post box and a slip, but no I don't need to use those, because I am not importing the boat.

Second, I wrote to our MLA 6 weeks ago, not this second

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What did your MLA say?
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Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question

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What did your MLA say?
If he truly contacted his MLA, the answer probably would be "Huh?".

MLA's are provincial, and have nothing to do with customs, which is federal jurisdiction.

His MP, however, may be able to help.
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Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question

If the boat will be moored in Alaska and the OP is a US citizen who has an address in Alaska and the boat will only be used in Alaska, why is the OP not registering the boat using the Alaska address therefore doing everything all nice and legal-like and no issues with taxation?
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If he truly contacted his MLA, the answer probably would be "Huh?".

MLA's are provincial, and have nothing to do with customs, which is federal jurisdiction.

His MP, however, may be able to help.
Hey, you better watch that tone and that disrespect, mister.
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Why do you sail Alaska?
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A little Canadian geography. Yukon is essentially land locked.



Yes, the OP would be best off to pay register the boat in Canada, pay the Canadian taxes, and enjoy the inside passage.
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Yes, I get the geography, jack.
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