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Old 10-25-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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My parents have been gracious enough to buy me a car, but I am attempting to understand the rules on paying taxes on it in Arizona. Here's the situation--I am a resident of Arizona. My parents are Oregon residents--no sales tax in Oregon. I understand that if I were to buy a car from a dealership in Oregon and register it in Arizona, I need to pay sales tax in Arizona on the vehicle. But if my parents are buying the car in Oregon and giving it to me as a gift, do I still need to pay sales tax in Arizona on the vehicle when I register it? We want to do this correctly and if it's necessary to pay taxes in Arizona on it then that's fine, but any clarity on the subject is appreciated.

I understand that private party sales(non dealership), do not require taxes to be paid, but if I take the car immediately to Arizona after its bought in Oregon and register it in my name then do I need to pay taxes on it even if I wasn't the one who purchased it?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Not certain you mentioned it, 503Aviator . . . is this a New Vehicle purchase?

If new, I would be prepared to spend the 5% Arizona State Sales Tax (no County or City Taxes), however, to be certain, I would call or drop by the MVD tomorrow.

Good Luck
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:20 PM
 
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Have them register it in Oregon for a few months. If I remember right you only pay the tax if its a new registration on the vehicle. If they live in Oregon, have them register it there, then register it here next year.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:04 AM
 
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Have them register it in Oregon for a few months. If I remember right you only pay the tax if its a new registration on the vehicle. If they live in Oregon, have them register it there, then register it here next year.
Exactly what I'd do. Bring it to AZ with the drive-out plate on it and take it to MVD for registration you're going to pay the tax.
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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Generally if you buy a vehicle out of state and pay that states tax then you move to AZ within 90 days of that purchase then you pay AZ a value added tax and then you apply to the other state for a prorated refund. Usually the DMV will help assist you with that procedure.
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:24 PM
 
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I don't know about Oregon, but I can tell you my situation:

I needed a new car before moving to Arizona and was living in Oklahoma. Oklahoma charges excise, sales and state taxes on vehicles, but as I wasn't registering it there I paid no taxes on it. When I got to Arizona I registered it and paid those standard fees, plus one tax (I think it was state). They forgot to charge me sales tax on it when I registered it, so I had to pay that later. I had to pay the sales tax because I didn't pay that in Oklahoma, or so I was told. Both those taxes were in the hundreds of dollars, but I bought a 2014 model (and bought it at the end of 2014).
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