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      06-10-2010, 02:37 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by nospleeny View Post
Or alternatively, you can go to Washington state and have no sales tax on the purchase from there. Apparently state legislation says that the HST is not a sales tax but rather a "value added tax" which means the usual state tax they charge (I think 6.1%) is waived for out of state residents. There's an article out on this a couple days ago online... I know cuz Ontario's doing the same thing and doing HST so if I want to hustle over to Washington, we're apparently exempt from their sales tax too.
you will still get dinged HST if you try to register the car in canada