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Old 08-02-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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We are relocating to FL in the near future. We are looking to get a new car soon and are wondering how would it work if we buy the car here, drive it down with temporary tags and then register it in FL. Would we be required to pay FL sales tax? We just don't want to register the car twice in a matter of weeks.

Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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Default Registration Increases

Florida registration for all cars goes up Sept. 1st. Some rates are a whopping 117 percent increase.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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For new cars, Florida has reciprocal sales tax agreements, so you should only have to pay that tax once. Hold onto all relevant paperwork carefully so you only have to pay the difference and not the whole tax over again.

Florida DHSMV - New Residents

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You bought it less than six months ago
If the motor vehicle was purchased and used less than six months in another state, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, the full amount of the six percent Florida sales or use tax and local discretionary sales surtax is required. However, that is offset by the sales tax you paid in the prior jurisdiction. For example, if you owe 6% to Florida, but you paid 4% to another state, you will only owe 2% to Florida.
Either way, they'll also hit you with a $100 fee in addition to the annual fee the first time you register a car/truck/SUV in the state. When you sell a car here, hold onto the old plate and put it on the new vehicle. If you're transferring a plate from a vehicle you've 'disposed of' (ie. junked or sold) to your new vehicle, then you don't have to pay that $100 again.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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And get ready to pay ALOT more for car insurance in Florida too . I guess the statistics show Florida is a higher than average accident prone State . (maybe due to the large elderly population and tourists not familiar with the local roads ???)
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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And get ready to pay ALOT more for car insurance in Florida too . I guess the statistics show Florida is a higher than average accident prone State . (maybe due to the large elderly population and tourists not familiar with the local roads ???)
I think it depends on where you live in the state. Car insurance will be a lot more if you live in Dade county then if you live in say Liberty county. I was told my health Insurance would drop by 30% if I move to Washington county from Broward. It's all just numbers.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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It's also the whole how the actuaries calculate the odds of a particular type of vehicle making a claim. Weird to see my insurance go down when I swapped a Corolla for a Subaru Outback, even though the Outback is twice as expensive of a car.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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We are relocating to FL in the near future. We are looking to get a new car soon and are wondering how would it work if we buy the car here, drive it down with temporary tags and then register it in FL. Would we be required to pay FL sales tax? We just don't want to register the car twice in a matter of weeks.

Thanks!
I recently bought a car and drove it down on temporary tags and got it registered and licensed there.
You need to have all the title work, and you need to have the car insured in Florida with the proof of insurance certificate with you as well when you register.

For me the tax was less than here, and the car insurance was less than here as well.

Oh, and while I was at it, I also got my Florida drivers license as well.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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My son is in the military and bought a new car in Las Vegas nevada and he drove to Los angeles, in his new assignment and wanted to registered in California. What is the process and how long it will take for him to get all the paperwork done from the dealership it's been 10 days now and his paper work still not showing in the DMV where he wants to register.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My son is in the military and bought a new car in Las Vegas nevada and he drove to Los angeles, in his new assignment and wanted to registered in California. What is the process and how long it will take for him to get all the paperwork done from the dealership it's been 10 days now and his paper work still not showing in the DMV where he wants to register.
Uh... try posting this question in the California forum..
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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Don't forget that the first set of license plates cost $500.00
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