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Old 03-18-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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I want to buy a used car, but the State of TX wants me to pay sale taxes on it. This car already had the sale taxes paid for when it was purchased new. Now they want me to pay taxes on it. The worst part is the value they use is way higher than what the market sells for. A 98 Honda Accord I consider buying cost me $3,000. Texas puts the value at $4,500. It makes me sick that they can do it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Most states do this and have done it for decades.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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six of one, half a dozen of another. If they didn't take money from us there, they'd take it somewhere else. We like having roads (even though they might suck in some places) and a police force and that kind of thing.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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I want to buy a used car, but the State of TX wants me to pay sale taxes on it. This car already had the sale taxes paid for when it was purchased new. Now they want me to pay taxes on it. The worst part is the value they use is way higher than what the market sells for. A 98 Honda Accord I consider buying cost me $3,000. Texas puts the value at $4,500. It makes me sick that they can do it.
All dealers in every state I have lived in has required sales taxes. However, that is not the case on private party sales. It is simple, do not buy from dealers.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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All dealers in every state I have lived in has required sales taxes. However, that is not the case on private party sales. It is simple, do not buy from dealers.
Most States will require sales tax to be paid. whether at a dealer or at the DMV when you go to register it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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All dealers in every state I have lived in has required sales taxes. However, that is not the case on private party sales. It is simple, do not buy from dealers.
This is a private sale. They get you when you register the vehicle.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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This is a private sale. They get you when you register the vehicle.
In GA, private sales are not taxed. They having been trying to change this for years though.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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This is a private sale. They get you when you register the vehicle.
They can only tax it for what you pay for it. I assume you have a receipt for the sales price ?

If you bought it from a family member, they don't trust you. Show a copy of the check.

And it's not rape, welcome to adulthood.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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I want to buy a used car, but the State of TX wants me to pay sale taxes on it. This car already had the sale taxes paid for when it was purchased new. Now they want me to pay taxes on it. The worst part is the value they use is way higher than what the market sells for. A 98 Honda Accord I consider buying cost me $3,000. Texas puts the value at $4,500. It makes me sick that they can do it.
Its not your value but the average book. They use to take peoples word but people lied shockingly. Why should not not pay a tax on what you buy?Others do on cars they buy. You didn't purcahse the tax in the purchase price.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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edit: wrong thread
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