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bringing used appliance to canada from the US

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bringing used appliance to canada from the US

A relative is immigrating to Canada. We would like to help them settle in by bringing some stuff that they can use like used beddings, silverware, plates, cooking ware, a used vacuum cleaner, used toaster oven, a used lap top and used printer. Can we do this or will we be taxed for bringing used items? Thank you.

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1. Re: bringing used appliance to canada from the US

When you immigrate you are allowed to bring your personal stuff in duty free. You do not have to have them with you when you cross the border the first time as a landed immigrant, but you need to provide the Canadian Immigration with a list of items that you will be shipping. You have then a period of time to ship them in. About 10 years ago, that period was one year. I do not know what it is now. You should be able to find this information either online or by contacting the immigration office that handled your application.