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Old 03-05-2011, 03:20 PM   #101
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they can tax you on jerry cans of gas? can they tax you if you said you went down to fill up for gas? how about on groceries?
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #102
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i've brought 40L of gas through (2 jerry cans were 40L) plus my full tank of gas and they didn't care. mind you they pretty much know me now since i go at least once a week. i drive a gas guzzler and i live a few hundred feet from the boarder so it makes sense for me to go to PR to get gas. but if you live in vancouver probably not. plus boarder traffic can suck big time, i left for work this morning and the line up was already in front of my driveway. tip: go at night.

oh and as far as i know you don't get taxed on groceries. my parents go to bellingham a lot and they always bring groceries back with them (they LOVE trader joes) and they havent been taxed. and it's not like they're not declaring them or anything like that
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cannot remember rates for other octanes but each grade was roughly an increment of roughly 4 cents a liter!
You do realize that it's more of a jump on this side of the border too? It's 13 cents to go from 87 to 91.

I'm going to start filling up @ Point Roberts more often the way gas prices are going... just keep buying smaller stuff from DealXtreme, Monoprice, etc...
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whats the legal position on transporting jerry cans? is this just something that customs is lenient on, or is this unlawful?
how many litres can you carry accross?
i went weekly for years, i never was bothered by the border guards(had been "random search"they didn't bother me), and i was at first name basis with a couple, one imported my car, and then his traniee got to know me so they just passed me thru.

and on the american side, the border guard is my neighbour at my townhome in blaine. so again, i get wavied thru i probably should of applied for nexus, but the times i went i never waited more than 10 minutes both ways.
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Gas yesterday is $1.10USD per liter for supreme at Chevron
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #106
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Anyone go down there recently? What are the prices like? I'm planning to go later in the afternoon.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #107
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I was in Blaine on Monday. 92 octane was $4.05/gallon (which is $1.07/L)
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they can tax you on jerry cans of gas? can they tax you if you said you went down to fill up for gas? how about on groceries?
That is correct.

Gas inside your car's gas tank is non taxable.

Gas inside portable containers IS taxable, and subject to a fairly high rate of duty as well.

I don't believe there is any tax exemption on groceries... they fall into the amount of your personal exemption if you have been away for a certain amount of time.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:53 PM   #109
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Just got back.

$1.15 for 92 at Chevron.
$600 of merchandise, no tax, no duty.

I figured I saved about $400 on merchandise, $120 on taxes, and $20 on gas.
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$1.11 Chevron @ Pt. Roberts.

Went to TSB to pick up an item I ordered online for $213. Didn't get taxed.
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I haven't got taxed on bringing gas back.

I usually get 40L extra on top of the gas I fill in my car.
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just got back from it today too
1.16/L for 92 octane at shell

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That is correct.
I don't believe there is any tax exemption on groceries... they fall into the amount of your personal exemption if you have been away for a certain amount of time.
Since majority of grocery/food items are non-taxable in Canada anyways, there's no issues bringing them in from the US, even say $500 worth of groceries in a 3 hour trip. So there is no special exemption amount for groceries, they are just exempt generally.

There are limits on how much meat each person can bring in, and no fruits and vegetables can come back into Canada I believe. We always bring back dairy, eggs, since it is literally half the price of what it is here when it is full priced in the US. And a roast chicken from US Costco, that stuff is money
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^ Anyone remember the limit for meat? And aware of any grocery/food items that are actually taxable?
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^ Anyone remember the limit for meat? And aware of any grocery/food items that are actually taxable?
Candy and soft drinks would be taxable. (as they already are here). Meat max is 20kg.

Here's the categories and the duties/taxes you'd have to pay:

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Since majority of grocery/food items are non-taxable in Canada anyways, there's no issues bringing them in from the US, even say $500 worth of groceries in a 3 hour trip. So there is no special exemption amount for groceries, they are just exempt generally.

There are limits on how much meat each person can bring in, and no fruits and vegetables can come back into Canada I believe. We always bring back dairy, eggs, since it is literally half the price of what it is here when it is full priced in the US. And a roast chicken from US Costco, that stuff is money
thats funny, as i have fruit/veggies all bought from fred meyers weekly and not once have they told us that they were not allowed?
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Damn. I have ordered > $600 of athletic clothing/shoes without having to pay duty - good thing cause its 18%!
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Not sure what it is at pt. Roberts but in blaine was 111 for the at the chevron
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just got back from Bellingham $3.97 (5am) <--- consider high i guess
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1.16 for V-Power at Shell, 1.15 for Premium at Chevron and 1.14 at Texaco.

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Gas today was 3.91/4.01/4.11 per gallon. (1.03/1.06/1.09 per L) at Shell in Blaine on D St. Texaco across the road was the same price.

EDIT: Not gas related but that Shell station also sells cheap milk if you're filling up there anyways. Milk is $2.49/gallon with gas purchase. A lot cheaper than the $4+ /gallon we pay here.

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Currently it's 1.20 for premium at Chevron, in Pt Roberts
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