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Old 03-21-2017, 09:46 PM   #11
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Soooo disappointed. It didn't work out. But thank you all for the great info.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:09 PM   #12
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Not sure if this is a county or state requirment but the bill of sale had to be notorized by seller and buyer in Lee County Alabama (Auburn/Opelika) Graham
Interesting. We purchased our EggCamper about 4 years ago from Madison County, AL (Huntsville), and registered it in Macon County, AL (Tuskegee). The bill of sale was hand-written, not notarized, and no problem. Difference could be time, location or both.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:34 AM   #13
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Update: I received a surprise letter yesterday from the Alabama Department of Revenue saying we owe more taxes on our imported Escape. Long story short, when I went to the local county courthouse to register our trailer, it appears the local folks used ETI's list price, converted from CAD to USD on date of sale, to calculate taxes and fees. The state folks used what the U.S. Customs & Border Protection folks calculated and entered on their "Entry Summary" Form 7501 as "Total Entering Value (Invoice)". I think it really just boiled down to a couple days difference in a slightly fluctuating exchange rate, and I ended up owing only about $17 more. So lesson to others, when you take your paperwork to your county courthouse to register your trailer, they should probably use the Customs & Border Protection invoice value (Form 7501), not ETI's final list price.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:48 AM   #14
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I think that depends on the state. In our case the tax was calculated based on the CAD to USD conversion value of the Bill of Sale price at the time of registration. The customs form wasn't even looked at, except to note that it was in the file. Have never heard of the way Alabama apparently does it.

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:49 AM   #15
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Unintended consequences....

Just a follow-up to post #13 above. The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) returned my check for $17 (considered by them as additional "Consumers Use Tax") with a polite apology for their mistake. So far, so good. But then last week I received an ADOR notice in the mail with an account number, log-in and password information etc., as if I'm a licensed business required to pay monthly business taxes (lodging, payroll, etc.) including, you guessed it, Consumers Use Taxes. Apparently the first mistake triggered the second mistake in some ADOR computer somewhere. I just talked with a very understanding and nice guy in the ADOR office who apologized again for both mistakes, told me to ignore the recent notice, and he would close out the erroneous business tax account. This experience renews my faith that caring people can still clean up mistakes made by computers. I sincerely hope the saga is over and this is my last post to this thread.
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Just a follow-up to post #13 above. The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) returned my check for $17 (considered by them as additional "Consumers Use Tax") with a polite apology for their mistake. So far, so good. But then last week I received an ADOR notice in the mail with an account number, log-in and password information etc., as if I'm a licensed business required to pay monthly business taxes (lodging, payroll, etc.) including, you guessed it, Consumers Use Taxes. Apparently the first mistake triggered the second mistake in some ADOR computer somewhere. I just talked with a very understanding and nice guy in the ADOR office who apologized again for both mistakes, told me to ignore the recent notice, and he would close out the erroneous business tax account. This experience renews my faith that caring people can still clean up mistakes made by computers. I sincerely hope the saga is over and this is my last post to this thread.
Hi: War Eagle... Two things in life are certain... "Death and Taxes" !!!
My new tax form is simple. Line 1 total earnings. Line 2 please remit!!! Alf
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:37 AM   #17
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titling a camper from Canada in Missouri

recently purchased an Oxygen trailer from Canadian Seller, was very easy to title in Missouri, did not need any document from customs, only needed Canadian registration signed over to me on back, and bill of sale, but if it had been a Motor home with engine and drive train, then would have needed much more[customs papers and dot info]
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