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Old 08-01-2011, 01:28 AM
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If I buy a new car in another state (and pay the tax there) and transport it to Texas. Do I need to pay the Texas auto tax as well?
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:14 AM
 
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If I buy a new car in another state (and pay the tax there) and transport it to Texas. Do I need to pay the Texas auto tax as well?
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You should probably ask in the Texas forum since it's a Texas-specific question, not to mention it's more a question of law than an automotive question. At any rate, usually the way it works is that any tax due is based on where the car is registered, not where it's purchased.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The same general rules applies to all states.

You don't need to pay any tax at the point of purchase. Insure it, Buy a 30-day transit license for about 5 bucks, drive the car to your home state, and go to the DMV in your home state. Transfer the title and plate it, and pay the applicable sales tax in that state.

If for any reason you choose to plate the car in the state where you buy it, you can pay the sales tax there, save the sales tax receipt, and your home state will credit you with that amount against your home state sales tax.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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If purchased in CA they will demand tax. But if loaded on a transport or trailer it can be taxed at point of destination.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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You pay the tax at the time of purchase in Texas.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Pay tax in TX, not the state of purchase, generally, there might be differences on a state by state basis.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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When people I have know that live in texas buy a truck i Louisana they did not pay tax. They then paid the tax in texas when they went to register it. They basically applied for title and license in texas and piad the tax in texas at same time.Most dealers know what is required. As I remmeber the dealer gasve them a statement of origin which is required to register the new vehicle and had no former title in another state.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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It depends on the state you purchase the vehicle in. Some states you can take the car back to TX and register/tax.

Some states, like Indiana, you pay tax if you're going to drive it off the lot, no tax if you're trailering it. If you pay tax in Indiana, there is a federal law that says you cannot be taxed twice on one purchase, so you get a form that says you already paid. When you register the vehicle, you make up the tax difference.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Buy a new car out of state and don't try to bring it into California. They do not allow going out of state to purchase a vehicle... used, OK, new... no
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