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Locked: Friend Helping to Buy a Tesla Model 3 in Quebec

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Friend Helping to Buy a Tesla Model 3 in Quebec

I live in Ontario and I’m looking to get a Tesla Model 3 standard range. I’m trying to maximize the amount of rebates I can get and have a family friend that lives in Quebec. My plan was for them to buy the car and I buy the car from them privately after. A couple of implications that I have in mind is that they already have a Model 3. Is the Quebec incentive limited per household or per individual? In addition, how would tax implications work? Is it even financially worth it if I get taxed twice? Are there any other hidden fees I should account for?

Tried my best to look online but couldn’t find the answer to this situation. Quebec’s $8000 rebate on top of the federal $5000 rebate makes the car super tempting.
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Sep 10, 2008
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They need to purchase it and have it registered in Quebec for a minimum of 3 years. So you can buy it from them after and register in Ontario.

"each vehicle must have been registered in Québec for at least 36 months."
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Are you paying for your friend's 1st year of ownership as well, in terms of car payment, such that they get a free car to use on your dime ? If not, how will you determine what is the fair value after 12 months of their ownership ? For sure, you will have to pay 13% to register in Ontario. I can see your potential savings, if any, is going down the drain.
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Rob_EV wrote: They need to purchase it and have it registered in Quebec for a minimum of 3 years. So you can buy it from them after and register in Ontario.

"each vehicle must have been registered in Québec for at least 36 months."
cristianosham wrote: three year sitting around depreciation is worth $8000 rebate to you?

https://transitionenergetique.gouv.qc.c ... ortez-vert
booblehead wrote: Are you paying for your friend's 1st year of ownership as well, in terms of car payment, such that they get a free car to use on your dime ? If not, how will you determine what is the fair value after 12 months of their ownership ? For sure, you will have to pay 13% to register in Ontario. I can see your potential savings, if any, is going down the drain.
Thanks for the fast response guys. I knew there had to be a catch lol. I got excited when I went through these links and didn't see anything about having the car registered in QC for at least 36 months.

https://vehiculeselectriques.gouv.qc.ca ... e-neuf.asp

https://vehiculeselectriques.gouv.qc.ca ... e-neuf.asp
Deal Guru
Feb 9, 2006
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Maybe you could "move" there for 36 months.
Sr. Member
Sep 8, 2010
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What you are attempting to do is fraud.
There is no other answer for you than move to Quebec and pay your tax there if you want to have the credit.
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Dec 4, 2013
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Why don't you ask him to sell you his tesla 3 and he can get this new one. He'll probably include the rebate in the selling price of his old tesla 3. Plus he's a reliable friend so you know the product isn't abused.
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It's a basic 4 step process:

1 - MOVE to Quebec
2 - Buy the vehicle
3 - Live there for 3 years
4 - Move back to Ontario
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I did this, have property in Quebec. Work in Quebec. Registered home address is quebec. Quebec license. But actually main home is Ottawa. Car is registered in Quebec.
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Palidino wrote: I did this, have property in Quebec. Work in Quebec. Registered home address is quebec. Quebec license. But actually main home is Ottawa. Car is registered in Quebec.
So you're a QC resident?
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Aug 21, 2010
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just have you friend purchase and put insurance under there name,,,and ownership and all licencing...and you just pay later for car and insurance and renel licening ...
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Rob_EV wrote: It's a basic 4 step process:

1 - MOVE to Quebec
2 - Buy the vehicle
3 - Live there for 3 years
4 - Move back to Ontario
So, op needs to uproot his life, find new place, job and friends to save some tax credits. Oh! Isn’t Quebec also has a higher personal tax rates as well ?

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