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Mystikal 02-26-2010 05:12 PM

Loophole to avoid paying PVT ($60 Toronto plate sticker tax)
 
Figured it out today before I went to get a sticker. Not sure if it's been shared here before.

Read #11 here: http://www.toronto.ca/finance/pdf/PVT_Q&A.pdf

I went into the office and requested a new set of plates as well as sticker. The woman looked at me strange, and asked if I meant I needed to renew my sticker. I said no, I want new plates too. At this point the supervisor sitting behind her looked up from what she was doing and winked at me. Think she knows the deal.

Anyways, I ended up paying $94 for one year instead of $134 if I kept my old plates. So do what I did, pocket $40, and get brand new plates to boot. Sucks for those with personalized plates (I'll have to pay the PVT for the E30), but for those who aren't attached to their plates, good riddance!

*th-up*

davericher20 02-26-2010 05:43 PM

haha! nice! I love that the supervisor winked at you.

I'm gonna do this next time

spoony_prelude 02-26-2010 06:09 PM

lol great idea!

Thanks a lot for the heads up! We can always count on you to keep us informed!

Jay

MTREEDAT 02-26-2010 06:14 PM

VERY VERY clever dude!

Junaid 02-26-2010 07:01 PM

or if you have a home outside of gta you could register your car there, another way to save :)

NOTORIOUS VR 02-26-2010 11:12 PM

awesome! good for my Jetta, but not for my S4 with personal plates :(

kkeddy 02-27-2010 12:25 AM

this applies only in toronto right not markham?>

propr'one 02-27-2010 12:55 AM

Jay,

I owe you beers. Im gonna do this monday, my plates are up for renewal anyway.

P.S. I got proper, hubcentric, five spoke 17's with the right offset for iX. Made in australia. Im gonna need your help figuring out what the hell these are.

Dado 540 02-27-2010 04:05 AM

Does this apply to residents in Vaughan?

simplycars 02-27-2010 10:14 AM

you can also go to any MTO outside of Toronto and pay the regular price for the sticker renewal

Mystikal 02-27-2010 11:39 AM

The tax only applies to Toronto residents, which is retarded. I live within 1km of the Durham border and even work over there, so I really wanted a way to avoid the bullshit tax.

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1394464)
Jay,

I owe you beers. Im gonna do this monday, my plates are up for renewal anyway.

P.S. I got proper, hubcentric, five spoke 17's with the right offset for iX. Made in australia. Im gonna need your help figuring out what the hell these are.

Nah, consider us even. The wheels are probably ROH, they made a shitload of 4x100 and 4x108 wheels in Aus back in the day.

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplycars (Post 1394518)
you can also go to any MTO outside of Toronto and pay the regular price for the sticker renewal

Nope. My closest MTO is in Pickering, and that's the one I've paid the $60 tax at multiple times already. Once they see the M postal code it's automatically tacked on.

simplycars 02-27-2010 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystikal (Post 1394534)


Nope. My closest MTO is in Pickering, and that's the one I've paid the $60 tax at multiple times already. Once they see the M postal code it's automatically tacked on.

Did it many times in Oakville and Mississauga and never paid the $60.
All my friends did the same and never paid the $60.
I guess they don't care about it in Oakville or Mississauga

Mystikal 02-27-2010 11:46 AM

Are your cars registered at an address in the city of Toronto?

twboy1999 02-27-2010 12:40 PM

so the $60 is on top of the sticker renewal?
i am planning on ordering custom plate, i guess i just need to get the sticker?

and if i go outside of the gta and get a sticker, i don;t need to pay $60? isnt it where the car is register?

thx in adannce

Mystikal 02-27-2010 12:53 PM

Read the link I posted above, all the info is in there.

As for going outside of the GTA; in my experience as well as other's I've spoken to, you have to pay PVT if your car is registered within the city regardless of which office/kiosk you go to. simplycars claims to have avoided it out in the west end though.


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