You are correct. Search the US Department of Commerce site for who actually
uses the most AMERICAN parts and materials.
Toyota buys it parts and materials, for the vehicles it assembles in the US,
whenever it can from Japan and other Jap suppliers in the US that assemble
parts in the US and Canada for the less than half of the vehicles it sells
in US that are assembled in the US and Canada.
Even Toyota says the Camry is "assembled in the US of world sourced parts."
What Commerce Department Website? Commerce Depart. has 100s of websites.
If you are correct, it should be simple for you to cut and paste the URL
of the site so that you can back your claim, WMBA.
beyond where the car/parts are manufactured..........a question I don't
know the answer to:
where are the manufacturers' corporate income taxes paid?
i.e., does the sale of an "American" Toyota result in a profit for
Toyota/Japan with the corporate income tax paid there........or a profit
to Toyota of America with corporate income tax paid here or ??????
Same would hold true for all makers......including overseas operations
of our "domestic" companies. I assume it's a tangled web, i,e. is
Toyota of America a distribution company or manufacturer......a separate
corporate entity or wholly owned subsidiary?
American and European manufactures pay corporate income taxes, on the
vehicles they sell in Europe and the US, to the governments of Europe and
Because of the Japanese Capital Reinvestment law all Japanese corporations,
not only vehicle manufactures, pay corporate income taxes in Japan on the
products and vehicles they sell in the US, whether they are made in Japan or
Unlike the tax advantage Japanese corporations have in the US, they must pay
corporate taxes in Europe, on the vehicles they sell in Europe, just as do
the US and European corporations.
Japanese corporations operating in the US do pay state and local income
taxes, just as do American and European corporations, however.
Toyota USA is a US Corporation registered in California and pays
federal and state taxes on it's profits.
Toyota Canada is two companies, Toyota Canada inc (sales) and Toyota
Motor Manufacturing Corp. (TMMC) (Manufacturing)
They both pay Canadian and Ontario taxes - as do all their employees.
On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:39:28 +0000 (UTC), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Well I know for a fact in the case of the Canadian built Corolla and
Matrix the vast majority of the car is manufactured - not just
assembled, within 200 km of Cambridge Ontario.
Same goes gor the Hondas built at Allison Ontario.
For a while even the engine blocks for the corolla were locally cast -
not sure if they still are or not. They were also locally assembled.
As for design, much of the design work for Toyota vehicles is done in
On a related note, with the downturn in the global economy, where cars
and parts are made by the Japanese automakers has been changing a lot
over the last year. The NUMMI plant will be closed. And some cars that
were previously made in the US are being made in Japan. So the old
percentage of domestic content may change (both up and down).
That may be you personal opinion but you are wrong, again. I do not know
Canadian Corporate income tax law so I can not speak to that but I certainly
know US corporate tax law. I am the former owner of a Delaware corporation
subject to US federal Corporate taxes. The Japanese companies in the US, by
what ever name, are only holding companies for the Japanese Corporation and
not subject to US corporate taxes, only STATE taxes. Search the US
Department of Treasury site for the facts, WBMA.
Really? I looked it up in google. I found no such law.
Besides, the companies that sell Japanese brand cars in the US are not
Japanese companies. They are US companies. They happen to be owned by
Japanese companies, but, they pay US corporate and state and local
Get real, dummy. I told you were to look for the facts, YOU are saying
that the source I quoted was not factual. Therefore it is up to you to
prove otherwise. Is it any wonder that we consider you a blowhard?
It was not found, because it is not there. Please provide the URL of the
actual site or better yet, shut up.
You're making the claims. It is up to you to prove them.
I don't who considers this poster a blowhard (nice personal attack,
btw), but he is not the person in this thread I would consider a blowhard.
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