Originally Posted by propr'one
I'll look at my paperwork from when i imported my last car. I'm almost positive i paid 100 (or 110$) RIV fee, 100$ AC tax, 6.1% duty and 5% gst. You seem to know your stuff though, so i'm not gonna argue with you
What you *should* have been charged and what you were charged are two different things!
I found that riv.ca was ambiguous as to whether the fee applied to exempt cars so I treated it as a pleasant surprise when I was not charged. Looking at the actual Form 1, it's clear to me that one should not be for an exempt vehicle, and that the fee is for the "program" not the form. I have no idea how to go about getting a refund. For 195$, it might not be worth the hassle.
As for the Duty, if you were charged and should not have been the hassle is definitely worth it, IMO. There is a documented procedure for getting your refund. As I said, I have sent my form in but have not heard back. I have no idea about time limits, etc., and what supporting documentation you may need. I didn't call first, but I probably should have.
The form is here: