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Old 01-23-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: The land of Chicago
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to my knowledge we just make you buy the plate and the stickers (catch is stickers are $99 now)
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Montana has a hefty "tax" on cars when you license them.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Montana has a hefty "tax" on cars when you license them.
I was told the same about WY
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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i came in from the Philippines landed in Oregon my old place and bought a car then i moved to Washington and had to pay sales tax but now one year later i have to go to Arizona so am i going to have to pay sales tax again on the same car
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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The DPRC (Democratic People's Republic of California) rules don't surprise me. The other states do...

Florida nails you hard for the initial license plate and then renewals are now $100/yr for the sticker or so for a car and my truck was $175 last year. Florida goes by WEIGHT not value. Sales tax isn't collected as long as you have had the vehicle out of state for the first 6 months. There is also some sales tax agreements with other states.

I am surprised that if you have an older vehicle and you purchased it more than a year ago you have to pay 'sales tax' on the vehicle again. High initial registration fees and the fact that some states have personal property taxes that are annual and based on NADA value make sense.

I researched AK, and thankfully it won't be exorbitant to register my vehicles there. At least it doesn't appear to be.

BTW, every time you fill up with fuel you are paying taxes. Federal, State, and local governments usually have some sort of amount per gallon pumped tax. That is why our re-registration fees down here are 'cheap' we have high fuel taxes and toll roads. Ohh and your auto insurance has some taxes on it too.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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It is illegal for states to charge a tariff between states. Only the federal government may charge a tax for importing goods from another country. Accross state lines - no tax may be charged.

But when you register your vehicle in the new state, then you pay a registration tax to the state.

If states could charge a "sales" tax for simply bringing stuff you already own into their state, it would be chaos. You would have to pay sales tax on everything in your suitcase, your watch, your iPhone, etc.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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It is illegal for states to charge a tariff between states. Only the federal government may charge a tax for importing goods from another country. Accross state lines - no tax may be charged.

But when you register your vehicle in the new state, then you pay a registration tax to the state.

If states could charge a "sales" tax for simply bringing stuff you already own into their state, it would be chaos. You would have to pay sales tax on everything in your suitcase, your watch, your iPhone, etc.
Give this; Use tax a read.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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It is illegal for states to charge a tariff between states. Only the federal government may charge a tax for importing goods from another country. Accross state lines - no tax may be charged.

But when you register your vehicle in the new state, then you pay a registration tax to the state.

If states could charge a "sales" tax for simply bringing stuff you already own into their state, it would be chaos. You would have to pay sales tax on everything in your suitcase, your watch, your iPhone, etc.
However the states do it, they get away with it for vehicles. Especially when they think you should have paid it to them in the first place. Otherwise, I would never buy a car in Florida when there are states that have no sales tax (or at least none on vehicles). That would have saved me almost $7000 the year we both bought vehicles.

Here is Florida's rule:

If the motor vehicle or mobile home was purchased and used less than 6 months in another state, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, the full amount of the 6% sales or use tax, plus any local discretionary sales surtax is required to be paid before title and registration can be issued by the department. However, a credit may be allowed for a like tax paid in another state, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, against the amount of Florida sales or use tax and local discretionary sales surtax.

-- That makes sense to me --
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