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Old 06-27-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Midwest SNOW
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Default buying out of state cars - do you pay sales tax?

if you buy a car from another state (other than you live permanently), do you pay sales tax when you title the car in your state?

what states do not charge sales tax?
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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if you buy a car from another state (other than you live permanently), do you pay sales tax when you title the car in your state?
Yes, and/or whatever other fees they charge. If you buy from a dealership, many will insist on doing the title and registration paperwork.

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what states do not charge sales tax?
A little Google legwork will be the best way to get a complete answer to this one.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Yeah unfortunately (depending on the state). To soften the blow I generally just ask the seller to document everything for much lower than the agreed price yet still within reason. Good luck.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Sometimes you get taxed twice. Sometimes there just is no reason to purchase out of state when the taxes compound.

Problems with asking sellers to list purchase for less will pop up if you go to court over details. Judges are very non-sympathetic with cheating the system of taxes.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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In Texas you pay the tax in your state where you register it.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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In Texas you pay the tax in your state where you register it.
In Georgia, I purchased a car from a friend at the end of her lease. She lived in Georgia and the car was registered/tagged there too. When I went to register the car in my name, the State had me pay sales tax because the bank for the lease for the car was in another state
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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Have never paid out of state sales tax. Go to your local DMV and get a temp travel tag. Sales tax is paid in the state it is registered in.

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many will insist on doing the title and registration paperwork.

Just request they sign their copy over to you.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Problems with asking sellers to list purchase for less will pop up if you go to court over details. Judges are very non-sympathetic with cheating the system of taxes.
Details, what details? A wad of cash, a title, and the number you write on it. Unless you're financing with an auto loan then you would have to be a total moron for any sort of issue to crop up.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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if you buy a car from another state (other than you live permanently), do you pay sales tax when you title the car in your state?

what states do not charge sales tax?
Generally, on out of state purchases, you pay taxes on the vehicle in your HOME state when you get the vehicle registered.

If you buy a car in a state with NO sales tax, your home state will still charge you sales or use tax on the purchase.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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I generally buy older vehicles, sometimes from out of state. The tax gets paid in VT when I go to DMV. In spite of a good deal that I may have gotten or some paperwork that has been altered a bit, they haul out the Kelley Blue Book and say THIS is what you owe - at 6%.
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