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Questions & info about the Motor Vehicle Act. Mature discussion only.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:31 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Shorn View Post
the trick is just to get all your receipts and add up everything to the dollar.. and get ready to tell them that exact amount.
last time me and gf went shopping at the outlets and came back and was worried cause we bought like $700 and was probably gonna get taxed. but we rolled up and he asked the amount and i told him and he's like have a good night.

the other time we were lazy and said $200ish and he's like show me all the receipts that add up to exactly 200 and i'll let you go.. so learned my lesson there
That's exactly what I do. I calculate all the subtotals down to the last cent.
I've never been hassled or taxed, even when I've declared $800+ at the regular border.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:11 AM   #27
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Yeah if you are straight up and truthful often times they'll wave you through.
I often pick up stuff at hagens from the states $400+ each time, get to the border tell them exactly how much and what it is and they say have a nice day.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #28
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I make it a point to always be truthful. The worse that will happen is you have to pay.

I've declared over $500 before and they just let me through. No sense lying. Of course, I think the border guard was not expecting me to say yes when she asked if I'm wearing any of the clothes I bought in the US. She just looked at me wide eyed and I just told her that she's holding onto the receipt of the new pants I am wearing and then she waved me through.
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