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Old 04-15-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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That's great. What if you're moving in from another state and have already paid sales tax?
I did that in 2007. At that time, provided the car had been registered in that other state for at least 6 months, you were exempt from GA sales tax when you title the vehicle in GA.

What you can't do is buy a car in another state, do a quick title and registration there, and then try to title it in GA. You have to have been a resident of that other state and the vehicle registered for at least 6 mo.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:03 AM
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It would have to be a very nice car, since we've already determined in another recent thread that the Ad Valorem tax tends to be around 1% of value. If you can afford a $100k car, what's a $1k payment once a year?
It's a $1,000 payment, that's what it is. I don't know about anyone else driving expensive cars, but I can afford nice things because I don't have the mentality of "what's another $1000 a year?" Every dollar adds up.

I pay huge taxes at the federal, state and local levels on my income. Of the money I get to keep, I use some to purchase a nice car and then pay huge sales taxes on the cost of the car. At this point why should I be further punished every year? Have I not already paid the penalty of higher taxes at the point of sale?
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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It's a $1,000 payment, that's what it is. I don't know about anyone else driving expensive cars, but I can afford nice things because I don't have the mentality of "what's another $1000 a year?" Every dollar adds up.

I pay huge taxes at the federal, state and local levels on my income. Of the money I get to keep, I use some to purchase a nice car and then pay huge sales taxes on the cost of the car. At this point why should I be further punished every year? Have I not already paid the penalty of higher taxes at the point of sale?
I understand your feelings, and after writing a large check to the IRS this weekend, I agree with the sentiment. However, what I think the other poster meant, and I can agree, is that if you purchase an expensive vehicle, you do so voluntarily, and you should understand the impacts and tax implications.

This new law will make all that moot, although I am wondering about the offsets necessary once the current tax revenue stops flowing. That side of the equation has not really been discussed.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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It's a $1,000 payment, that's what it is. I don't know about anyone else driving expensive cars, but I can afford nice things because I don't have the mentality of "what's another $1000 a year?" Every dollar adds up.
Yes, but this expense isn't a surprise. It has existed for years if not decades, and it should be factored in as part of the expense of owning a car in Georgia just like insurance payments and fuel.

I don't get it. If you really don't like it, live someplace where you can use public transport, or save some money and purchase a more practical vehicle.

I have no sympathy for you.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I understand your feelings, and after writing a large check to the IRS this weekend, I agree with the sentiment. However, what I think the other poster meant, and I can agree, is that if you purchase an expensive vehicle, you do so voluntarily, and you should understand the impacts and tax implications.
Precisely. It's a quantity you know in advance. Might as well whine about your subdivision dues every year...
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I did that in 2007. At that time, provided the car had been registered in that other state for at least 6 months, you were exempt from GA sales tax when you title the vehicle in GA.

What you can't do is buy a car in another state, do a quick title and registration there, and then try to title it in GA. You have to have been a resident of that other state and the vehicle registered for at least 6 mo.
What I'm asking is say you move from out of state, where you've already paid sales tax somewhere else then you move to GA and have to pay a ~7% title tax? How is that a good thing for someone moving in to our out of the state?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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What I'm asking is say you move from out of state, where you've already paid sales tax somewhere else then you move to GA and have to pay a ~7% title tax? How is that a good thing for someone moving in to our out of the state?
Not sure if it applies to used vehicles brought in from out of state. This article doesn't mention specifically:

Annual car tax nears an end *| ajc.com

Of course, many states charge an "impact fee" when you move to there and bring a car into the state, so this wouldn't be unique. I doubt that they would charge a 7% fee to bring a car in from another state, and I think it's only for new vehicles.

One thing that does get added is that sales tax now applies for all used car sales, which it should. Almost all states (the article said except 2) impose sales tax for all used vehicles, usually paid directly when you register the vehicle.
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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Transplants have to pay this ridiculous and BS tax even if you bought your car while you were living in a different state and already paid all the taxes and fees there. I'm a transplant myself and they're trying to charge me over $2000. The TAVT is 7% in 2015 of the car's fair market value, close to the value of a "good" condition version of your car on kbb.com. Use this calculator for the tax: [url]https://onlinemvd.dor.ga.gov/tap/welcome.aspx[/url]

There's a 10% TAVT penalty fee if you don't register your car within 30 days of moving to GA. For every additional 30 days that you don't pay the tax, there's an additional 1% penalty fee.

This is what they mean when they say death by taxes, MURICA, Amen!

Run, don't come to Georgia, it sucks and that's not just because of the TAVT tax.
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