1st Nov, 2012

Cross Border House Shopping

Thinking of buying or selling property on the other side of the border?

Whether you are Canadian or American, D. W. Howard Realty uniquely has expert knowledge in many tax and legal matters that will affect an international real estate deal. Please contact us today, and see how our 3+ decades of real estate experience in the Fort Erie/Ridgeway/Crystal Beach area can help you achieve your dreams.

Also check out our Real Estate Library for answers and helpful tools.

And speaking of border crossing… Always good to keep in mind… Duty Free allowances:

CANADIAN RESIDENTS RETURNING TO CANADA:

24 hour absence:

Can bring back value of goods $200.00 CAD
No alcohol or tobacco

 48 hour absence:
Value of goods $800.00
200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 g loose tobacco
1.14 L spirits, 1.5 L wine, or 24 bottles/cans of beer

VISITORS ENTERING CANADA:

Max $60.00 CAD per gift excl. alcohol & tobacco
200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 g loose tobacco
1.14 L spirits, 1.5 L wine, or 24 bottles/cans of beer


U.S. RESIDENTS RETURNING TO THE USA:

Basic exception:
Value of goods $200.00 USD
No alcohol or tobacco

48 hour absence:
Value of goods $800.00 USD
200 cigarettes, 100 cigars, reasonable amount of tobacco
1 L alcoholic beverage, or 24 botles/cans beer
Allowed once every 30 days.

VISITORS ENTERING THE USA:

Max. $100.00 USD per gift
100 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 2 kg loose tobacco
1 L alcoholic beverage or 24 bottles/cans beer.

 

 

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