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Tax incentives/rebates in Canada

Discussion in 'Canada' started by KBF, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. KBF

    KBF Model S 2017

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    I was looking through some incentive threads and I see BC, Ontario, and Quebec all with decent incentives. In Manitoba, even our overspending, bloated NDP government does nothing. Is there any way I can take advantage of other provinces' programs apart from moving there? In MB we have to pay PST when we insure a new vehicle, so I can't even buy it in Alberta...
     
  2. tomanik

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    Have someone buy it for you in another province and then sell it to you used, at a discount?

    Or move to Albetera ;-)
     
  3. agileone

    agileone CDN P#40

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    In Québec, corporations are also eligible for the $8000 discount.

    Setting up a corporation by yourself, online, is pretty cheap (200-300), or about $1000, if you go with a shelf corporation, though an accountant.
    Then, it will cost you the annual income report, the time to respond to all the quarterly tax reports, and the pleasure of working with/for Revenu Quebec.

    I am still debating with myself, to decide if I will buy it thru my corporation or personally.

    They recently added the eligibility for the 1000$ charger rebate for corporations too. So the incentives are now about the same.
     
  4. agileone

    agileone CDN P#40

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    This would not work in Quebec...

    From Applicant Guide : http://www.vehiculeselectriques.gouv.qc.ca/english/pdf/detailed-applicant-guide.pdf

    2.3 Ineligible vehicles
    The following vehicles are not eligible for the program:
    • Vehicles previously registered outside Québec.
    • Vehicles that have been purchased for the purposes of resale or long-term leasing
    • Vehicles converted to electric drive.
    • Vehicles for which a tax credit for the purchase of a green vehicle has already been granted

    3. LIMITATIONS
    The all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle purchased or leased
    must remain registered in the province of Québec for a period
    of not less than:
    • twelve months for applicants who acquire up to two
    electric vehicles in the same year;
    • thirty-six months for applicants who acquire three or
    more vehicles in the same year.
     
  5. Jaff

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    Like I have said before, it's pathetic and disgusting that in Canada, there is (a) no federal rebate plan or HST exemption on all EV's and (b) there are import duties on EV's.

    Time for the clowns at the Federal and Provincial level to wake up!
     
  6. Doug_G

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    Agreed; however, it's pretty clear that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is an avid anti-environmentalist. I don't expect anything to happen while he is in power.
     
  7. KBF

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    The thing is, I have NDP in power in Manitoba and they call themselves environmentalists but have nothing for EV's, too! Manitoba should be leading the provinces in electrification since we have over 99% hydro generation (a smidgen is bought from other provinces/states in off-peak hours; and I know Quebec is another excellent hydro province, they have good reason for programs, too). We all are used to plugging in our vehicles for 8 months of the year, and the infrastructure would be easy to upgrade here. They are still so backwards they encourage compact fluorescents instead of LED's. But that's what happens when governments fall asleep at the wheel. No photovoltaic programs here either, but I guess I just tend to be well ahead of my government (and I put in geothermal for my house several years before they started programs for that, too).
     
  8. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    I feel the same here in Saskatchewan with the Sask Party. I thought I'd be able to take advantage of Ontario's $8500 rebate since I'd be getting the car through the Toronto store; Nope, to qualify I'd have to register and plate it there. So I currently get nada.

    The SP only seem to care about "growth" and if you ask me, they won't be satisfied until we're as densely populated as China here.
     
  9. KBF

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    Hey, welcome to the forum, Mayhem! It's good to see more prairie folk here. I'm trying hard to get the word out, and if there are enough reservations in between Toronto and Vancouver I hope Tesla will put a store within 250 miles of me!
     
  10. Jgdixon

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    Anyone know how long it takes the Ontario Government to actually send out the rebate?
     
  11. Doug_G

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    Hard to say. My Roadster rebate was the first one Ontario ever processed, and it came within a week (though they mailed it to the wrong place). But I heard that there were some hassles with subsequent rebates.
     
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    Mine took about a week or two for the Volt using direct deposit. I called 5 weeks after I applied wondering where the rebate was and they had already automatically deposited it weeks before without notifying me!
     
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    Actually I just emailed the Tesla Toronto store and was told they deduct it from our bill of sale. They apply directly for us. Cool.
     
  14. Jeeps17

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    Even better if it is deducted before sales taxes are calculated!

    A man can hope...
     
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    Okay, good to hear they are still doing that. I thought they weren't.

    Uh, no.
     
  16. Mayhemm

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    Yeah, I've been a Tesla fan since the Eberhard days, so I figured it was time to get more active.

    I'm kind of the Tesla evangelist for my area, but it's a hard sell when the nearest charging station is a couple thousand kms away.
     
  17. Doug_G

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    It's not! Sun Country Highway has just built a national network of charging stations. Very shortly a Tesla Roadster will drive from Newfoundland to Victoria using only Sun Country Highway charging stations along the way. Most of the stations are 70A capable.

    The location of all these charging stations will be posted online at the completion of the tour.
     
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    That's great news, but why the secrecy? It would be nice to know where they are now.
     
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    There are several very good reasons. I'll leave it at that for now.
     
  20. Vger

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    @Mayhemm will be pleased to know that the founder of SCH is based in SK, so your home province will be well covered shortly! I had the pleasure of "beta testing" most of the charge stations from Vancouver through Virden, MB in October. At that time there were still some gaps to fill (and some nights sleeping upright in the Roadster at RV parks), but it will truly be a great asset when they are well built-out. The really great thing is that they are putting in mostly 70A-capable stations, not the wimpy 30A ones all over the U.S. This saves tens of hours on a long road trip, and should tide us all over until the Supercharger Network eventually reaches us in several years.
     

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