Canada tax and duty system for travellers

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by wishforbass, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. wishforbass


    Jun 23, 2016
    Hi guys and girls ,
    I was thinking about try one of Canada music school programmes.
    What I am thinking about is should I pay tax for carrying my bass guitar into their country ?
    Or no money charge over me for enter their country and attend to their music school .
    How does it work ?
    If I carry any instrument ,should pay any duty in their boarder or not ?
  2. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    There is no charge for bringing your personal instrument(s) in!

    But you should register it with the border services people in your home country before you leave , otherwise they might try to charge you tax and duty on it when you come home with it!
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