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Change ownership for free within family?

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Change ownership for free within family?

I heard you can change ownership for free between family members. My car is currently in my brother's name still and I wouldnt mind changing it over.
would I still be able to do it for free even tho he lives at a different address?
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Payment of retail sales tax is not required when a vehicle is a gift and is being transferred between close family members, which only includes a spouse, parent, step-parent, grand-parent, son, daughter, grandson, step-grandson, granddaughter, step-granddaughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law or mother-in-law. Only one tax-free transfer per vehicle is allowed every 12 months.

A statement sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths will be required for certain transfers, such as gifts between family members and transfers for insurance purposes. Diplomats and Status Indians who qualify will be able to complete a transfer without paying tax by simply showing their identity card.


I guess no free transfers between brothers?
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Thanks for the info Tik
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My father has my car under his name, if he changed the entitlement to me (son) do you have to re-safety the car as you would when you sell it to someone else?
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I did it before, bring the birth certificate of you and your brother. I assume the father and mother's name is the same in both birth certificate.
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Arkaine wrote:
Oct 17th, 2006 10:20 pm
My father has my car under his name, if he changed the entitlement to me (son) do you have to re-safety the car as you would when you sell it to someone else?
unfortunately yes.. that' what happened to my colleague. He want to give his car to his daughter but the safety inspection will cost them couple thousands. So he end up trade it in.
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No tax exemptions between siblings - in Ontario at least.
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Going through it now, you need safety + emissions.
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If you need the sworn statement notarized for certain transfers some of the licensing offices have commissioners on hand to notarize.
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Azxster wrote:
Oct 17th, 2006 11:06 pm
Going through it now, you need safety + emissions.
Ah im doing this as well, I read through the Ministry of transportation website and it says the following:

Safety Standards Certificate
A Safety Standards Certificate (S.S.C.) is required to register a used motor vehicle as fit. It certifies the roadworthiness of the vehicle at the time of inspection. It can be obtained at any licensed Motor Vehicle Inspection Station in Ontario for a fee. It is valid for 36 days from the date of the inspection and must be signed by an authorized mechanic. You will be asked to produce an S.S.C. when:

registering a rebuilt motor vehicle.

transferring a used motor vehicle to a new owner as fit unless exempt e.g. transfer between spouses,etc.

registering a motor vehicle in Ontario that was previously registered in another province or country.

changing the status of a vehicle from unfit to fit.


Doesnt that mean, you dont need one? Also do i have to get a UVIP as well?
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thesober wrote:
Oct 18th, 2006 7:36 pm
transferring a used motor vehicle to a new owner as fit unless exempt e.g. transfer between spouses,etc.

Doesnt that mean, you dont need one? Also do i have to get a UVIP as well?
* You will only be exempt from safety if you are doing a transfer between spouses (husband/wife).
* The sworn statement only exempts you from the taxes and not the safety.
* If you get the sworn statement, then you don't need the UVIP.

So...
* Transfers between siblings -> pay taxes, get safety/emissions, get UVIP (sworn statement does not apply).
* Transfers between parent/child -> get sworn statement (don't pay taxes), get safety, no UVIP.
* Transfers between spouses -> get sworn statement (don't pay taxes), no safety, no emissions (if still valid), and no UVIP.


BTW, this was how things worked as of Dec. 2005. I don't know if anything has changed since then. ;)
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dodo wrote:
Oct 17th, 2006 10:32 pm
unfortunately yes.. that' what happened to my colleague. He want to give his car to his daughter but the safety inspection will cost them couple thousands. So he end up trade it in.
A safety check is $80. If it takes a couple of thousands to bring the car up to snuff for the safety, he definately shouldn't be giving the car to his daughter.
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Thanks for the info. I guess it'll stay in his name for now. Silly laws.
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Hello,

Just bringing back this old thread up b/c it is applicable to my present situation.

I was wondering what I need to do to obtain a sworn statement? Does both family members need to go to a lawyer or something?

Thanks.
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