he Government of Canada is following through on its commitment to introduce a luxury tax on certain vehicles and aircraft priced over $100,000 and certain vessels priced over $250,000 to ensure that those Canadians who can afford to buy luxury items are contributing a little more. This tax will come into effect on September 1, 2022.
The tax will apply to deliveries in Canada by way of sale or similar arrangements, as well as importations into Canada. A vehicle, aircraft or vessel would fall within the scope of the luxury tax regime if it meets the definition of subject vehicle, subject aircraft or subject vessel as set out in the Select Luxury Items Tax Act. These three items are broadly referred to as subject items.
If you are a manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, or importer of any of these subject items in the course of your business, you are required to register under the Select Luxury Items Tax Act with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and file a quarterly Luxury Tax and Information Return.
Registration may be completed by visiting Canada.ca. We invite you to register ahead of time to ensure you are prepared when the Luxury Tax program begins on September 1, 2022. Registering ahead of time ensures that you can obtain and hold tax-free inventory of vehicles, aircraft or vessels you are registering for. Any incorrect or incomplete information could delay the processing of your application.
For more information and to register under the Select Luxury Items Tax Act, you can visit Canada.ca/luxury-tax.
Source: Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)
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