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Old 02-26-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 02-26-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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haha! nice! I love that the supervisor winked at you.

I'm gonna do this next time
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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lol great idea!

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

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
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VERY VERY clever dude!
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:01 PM   #5
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or if you have a home outside of gta you could register your car there, another way to save
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:12 PM   #6
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awesome! good for my Jetta, but not for my S4 with personal plates
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:25 AM   #7
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this applies only in toronto right not markham?>
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:55 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:05 AM   #9
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Does this apply to residents in Vaughan?
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:14 AM   #10
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you can also go to any MTO outside of Toronto and pay the regular price for the sticker renewal
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:39 AM   #11
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:42 AM   #12
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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
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:46 AM   #13
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Are your cars registered at an address in the city of Toronto?
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:40 PM   #14
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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?

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:53 PM   #15
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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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