Canada to the USA….oh, the joys of moving back “home”
Update: I learned how to import vehicles into the USA from Canada today. Not terribly difficult but nonetheless work. I had to contact BMW & Fiat USA to apply for letters of compliance. This was after I called the Canadian divisions because that made sense to me. NOT! 😒 Compliance letters mean my vehicles meet USA DOT and EPA standards. Both vehicles do.
However, since my motorcycle and car were not built-in North America I have to pay 2.5% duty on the Kelly Blue Book values. Just another way to tax us. After I decided what State I will live in I will have a letter of import all ready from the border and just have to get them inspected. More money and will have to change the insert for my speedometer to MPH versus KPH. I can get that insert from a BMW and Fiat dealer.
You have to take care of all recalls before importing. Bring all purchase agreements and registration to the border too. Fiat needs me to fax my registration, amount of KM’s on the car and reason for me moving to the USA. I have none that meet their requirements, letter of employment, but I am a USA citizen so I will fax them a copy of my face page of my passport.
This is crazy moving back.Trying to put the pieces together Canada to USA seems more complicated than when I moved the other way.
Daunting. Don’t even talk to me about how I will be taxed income tax wise for the year 2015. 2014 same as always but next year will be complicated and confusing but I have an idea now after meeting my accountant. So, I keep plugging along. As for my winter bike trip?
Takes 10 business days to get the BMW letter of compliance so I can’t go anywhere until I get that so my trip will have to wait but I am determined to ride my bike across the USA before I move for good. Fly back and drive my car in whatever month that may be. House needs to be sold.
My accountant said having dual citizenship can’t hurt so I will wait to be sworn in as well before I leave Canada and get my Canadian passport.
How’s that for an update? So much to do but I suppose I have time now. I will pace myself as this in itself can get completely overwhelming doing it by myself. Leslie’s transition continues. 😳