the stig wrote: ↑one beef i have about this whole duty/taxes thing is this.
when you physically cross over and shop you pay the taxes of that state. then when you come back across and claim the items at the border depending on how much you spent you are taxed AGAIN on the items. and please don't tell me they let you off on a certain amount and then tax the overage (depending on the time you were away and the amount) because that's BS. i was away visiting family for almost 2 months and spent less than the amount i was entitled, was yellow slipped and inspected. they taxed everything i had bought and expected me to pay.... i calmly explained that i was in the states for a minimum 6 weeks and the items (price tags still attached and receipts in hand) did not come near the amount i'm allowed to spend before being subjected to this taxing nonsense. if that's the case then we should have some sort of card that is recognized by the american government that allows us to purchase items without paying their tax and just pay canadian tax on things once we cross back over, but of course that would never happen. it's insane to pay state tax then when crossing back over have to pay canadian tax on something we never bought in canada.
it sounds like the kid that cries because he didn't get it too so he wants to get back at the other one. canada is the kid that is crying because we bought it in the states and not from him so to spite us he charges duty so that he gets something out of the deal.
we get taxed on our taxes, we get taxed on store purchases, we get taxed on gas, we get taxed on our pay cheques... we get taxed on practically everything, so when we cross over and buy stuff in the in states and pay THEIR taxes on the item it should be hands off to canada. it's no wonder people find ways to slip things by customs, who wants to pay double the tax on something that they shouldn't have to. and no amount of explanation is going to sit well with me about how canada has to do this or that. to me this country is the sneaky one that to your face is smiling and inviting, but behind your back is cheating you out of something in order to line their pockets. and if you don't think so then try and explain why our prime minister and other cabinet members use our money to take fancy trips and golf outings in other countries, run up huge bills dining out and taking limos and other personal expenses. do they not get a pay cheque like you and i ? i believe it's salary so why are they not using that money to spend ??? anyway you slice it they are stealing from us. it would be the same thing as a guy embezzling money from the company he works for and doing the exact same thing but yet he goes to jail while the government people get away with it .... oh right, unless something bad happens and they need a scape goat to satisfy the people then they hang one out to dry.
i think it's time to take our country back and stop letting higher ups take advantage of their positions and costing us our lives and savings. our world wouldn't be where it's at if we had control, we wouldn't be fighting overseas and gas wouldn't be as high as it is. why is it when war is started, those higher ups that started it are not on the front line representing their country ? but instead expect US to go and fight..... instead of going to Afghanistan, go to ottawa and put foot to azz.
umm wow my apologies.... this was all over the place. lol just a bit of frustration pent up about everything and guess it all came out. but i don't excuse what i just said because if you think about it. what i said is true.
You sound like the kid that's crying; when you import things into Canada, you pay duties and taxes. The fact that you paid US taxes means nothing to Canada nor should it.