Canadian Customers

Acura of Seattle is happy to assist our Canadian customers with their Used Car purchase saving you time and money.

  • All Acura sales must be Pre-Owned. According to regulations set forth by the manufacturer, new Acura models may only be sold by U.S. dealers to U.S. customers.
  • Some things we will need from you to complete the transaction
  • Once you select the right pre-owned car for you, we will agree on the figures and overnight you all the necessary forms you will need to complete the transaction. All you need to do is to sign and return to us via mail or courier, to make the process faster.
  • You will then need to pay for the car via wire transfer. This is simple and straightforward. The vehicle must be paid for in full before it leaves our location - we must be able to verify receipt of your wire. Finally, we will fax you a copy of the title, and a letter from a representative of the make that you've chosen (Acura, Acura, etc) saying that the vehicle is clear of all recalls. That, plus the purchase order, must "cure" at the border for 3 days prior to export. We have contact information for the border if you should need it.
  • Please make sure that your province doesn't require any equipment that our vehicle may not have - daytime running lights are required in most if not all provinces, and engine block heaters are required in some.
  • Please inquire further by using our contact us form, or send us an email about any one of our vehicles.

Blain:

Service Port-Blaine 
Port Code: 3004
Location Address: 9901 Pacific Highway Blaine, WA 98230
Mailing Address: Same As Above
General Phone: (360) 332-2632
General Fax: (360) 332-2639
Operational Hours: Twenty Four (24) Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week (7)
Port Of Entry-Sumas 
Port Code: 3009
Location Address: 103 Cherry Street Sumas, WA 98295
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Sumas, WA 98295
General Phone: (360) 988-2971
General Fax: (360) 988-6300
Operational Hours: Twenty Four (24) Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week (7)

British Columbia residents do not qualify for non-resident sales tax exemption in Washington

OLYMPIA – Jan. 24, 2013 – Contrary to what some British Columbia residents appear to believe, they do not qualify for a sales tax exemption when shopping in Washington State.

The Department of Revenue reminds Washington retailers and consumers that British Columbia residents do not qualify for the non-resident sales tax exemption.

Several retailers have contacted the Department recently to advise it that residents of that Canadian province were claiming they qualified to purchase items without paying sales tax.

While the exemption is available to residents of any state or province with a sales tax rate of 3 percent or less, it does not apply to jurisdictions with either the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) now in effect in British Columbia or the 7 percent provincial sales tax that replaces it on April 1, 2013. Residents of states such as Alaska, Oregon and Montana and certain provinces, including Alberta, do qualify because they have no sales tax.

The Department advises retailers to direct British Columbia residents to http://dor.wa.gov/content/findtaxesandrates/retailsalestax/nonresidents/default.aspx for an explanation of the nonresident exemption. Retailers that provide the exemption are liable for any uncollected sales tax if audited.

Questions?
Please speak with our trade advisor for more information.