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Old 05-11-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Default Private Party car sales tax in Florida.

Does anyone know why FL charges sales tax on a car sale between two private party's? Its insane to think that FL collects tax continuously on the same car that changes hands between private individuals ... that when the State had already collected taxes on the vehicle when it was initially bought/sold.

Glad GA doesn't do this; only pay taxes when buying new/used from a dealer.

In any case, since I'll be moving to JAX; anyone happen to know the sales tax rate in Duval county when a vehicle is bought from a private individual?
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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1st guess is because there is no state income tax here. Georgia can't claim that
Doesnt Georgia have an Ad-Valourum tax that you pay on all property you own every year?

Sales Tax on Motor Vehicles Brought into Florida
New and used cars purchased in the State of Florida are subject to the standard 6 percent sales tax. Vehicles purchased in other states six months before they are brought into Florida are not subject to the six percent sales tax.
If the vehicle being brought into Florida was not used and purchased six months before entering Florida it is subject to the states 6 percent sales tax and must be paid before a title and license plate will be issued. But a credit is allowed for the same tax paid in another state.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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Most states do charge a sales tax when the new owner registers the car, so Florida isn't unique. If it's a car purchased from a dealer, proof of tax paid to the dealer must be submitted. If it's a private party sale, then the tax is usually paid to the registry as part of the paperwork. Some states use the sale price from the Bill of Sale to calculate the tax, while others might take the original MSRP and reduce the value by the age of the car and then do the tax.

As far as I know, a private party does not collect the sales tax from the buyer because there's no way to submit it to the state. I'm not a tax attorney, but this is how I understand it to be.

Florida state tax rate is 6%. Duval County is 7%. Which rate you'd pay depends on a number of things (your residence, location of the seller, etc.)
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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What if I am a resident of Flordia, but want to sell my car to my mom that lives in Georgia. Does she have to pay sales tax to Florida?
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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What if I am a resident of Flordia, but want to sell my car to my mom that lives in Georgia. Does she have to pay sales tax to Florida?
She would have to pay whatever fees/taxes that the state she is going to register the car in requires.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Here's a question I have not found an answer to and probably means I need to call the FL DMV, but I thought I'd ask here first.

We want to sell one of our cars to our daughter for $1. It's the one she's been driving since we moved here 5 years ago, but it's been in our name. It's now time for her to own it and get her own insurance, etc.

When she goes to register it, first, will she have to pay a sales tax and if so, on the $1 sales price or on some sort of fixed value (from the Blue Book or whatever)? Second, since this is her first registration, I presume she will have to pay the "new wheels" fee of $225 since she is not transferring a registration from one vehicle to another. Is there any legal way to get around this "new wheels" fee?
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