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Motorcycle ownership

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  • Feb 11th, 2021 9:46 am
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Newbie
Feb 9, 2021
1 posts

Motorcycle ownership

Hi all,
last Fall, my girlfriend bought a used motorcycle. it was never registered, and she bought a different bike, and i am going to keep the 1st bike. the Bill of Sale, and green slip were in her name.


my questions are:
1: how will we register the bike in my name, without paying tax?
2: will the fact that it was not registered at all be a problem?

thanks.....
3 replies
Sr. Member
Sep 25, 2018
659 posts
1203 upvotes
If she never registered the first bike, then she never paid tax on it, right? So I don't think you can avoid paying tax upon registration.

Don't think it'll be a problem.

But I'm speaking in terms of cars. Never had experience with bikes.
Deal Fanatic
Jul 4, 2004
5955 posts
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Ottawa
You don't say which province but in Ontario, I don't think you can "re-assign" a registration (you have to register it in your name before you can sell it. So I believe she'll have register it in her name (paying tax) and then "sell" it to you and you'll have to register it in your name (paying tax).

I believe the only way around the double-tax is to find the previous owner, get them to go to Service Ontario and say they lost their ownership and get a new one and then have them transfer the new one to you.
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May 21, 2018
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michelb wrote: You don't say which province but in Ontario, I don't think you can "re-assign" a registration (you have to register it in your name before you can sell it. So I believe she'll have register it in her name (paying tax) and then "sell" it to you and you'll have to register it in your name (paying tax).

I believe the only way around the double-tax is to find the previous owner, get them to go to Service Ontario and say they lost their ownership and get a new one and then have them transfer the new one to you.
Read his username.

Get your girlfriend to register it in her name, she will pay tax on the bill of sale that the previous owner wrote on it.

Then she can sell it to you for $1. There is no book value on motorcycles. I paid tax on $0.01 when I bought my bike.
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