Taxation on US -> Canada Border Shopping - A Follow Up
A follow up to an old thread that I started / locked:
Old Thread on Tax for Cross Border Shopping
So long story short, yesterday I manage to go across and get the item, the story unfolded as follow:
The Canadian custom ask me how long have I been gone for, then followed by the amount of item I purchase ($500 USD from getting a mailbox item).
A yellow slip came out and I know I was going inside to pay; after the payment, I look at the receipt, I notice they taxed me $430 CAD and not the converstion of 500 USD.
In my mind... wow that's a bonus cause 500 USD would have been tax on $626 CAD.
The few questions I have are as follow:
1) Does the Canadian custom know how long you were gone for base on their computer record? It doesn't seem like he knows?
2) The taxation agent, do they write down whatever amount they want to charge you on tax or did I just get lucky?