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Does GST get refunded for US residents?
Expert: Hank Bulmash
C Winger asked:
If I am an American and get my car repaired in Canada, can I get a refund of the GST or PST I pay? Will I have to pay tax or any other charges for the repairs done when I return to the US (at customs?)
Hank Bulmash answered:
You can't get a refund of the GST paid to get your car repaired. There used to be a rebate for certain touring expenses incurred by visitors to Canada, the rebates were available for tour packages and hotel rooms, but that program ended in 2007.
I can't tell you about US customs law, you'd need a US advisor to discuss that. However, I don't believe that you would have to pay a US tax in respect of car repairs made in Canada.
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