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#102 of 120 California '07 tahoe
Jan 22, 2009 (9:00 pm)
I live in Iowa and am thinking of buying a Tahoe from Cal. What affect if any would the Cal. emission standards have on the fuel economy of this car or any other for that matter? Is there quite a bit more clutter under the hood?
#103 of 120 Out of state purchase and sales tax
Jul 10, 2009 (12:53 pm)
I am buying a car in Michigan and I live in Utah. The dealership told me they had to pay part of the tax and will send it to Utah for me, but they can't pay the whole amount. I suggested that I would just pay all the taxes when I get back to Utah, but the dealer said I had to pay some through them. Is that correct?
#104 of 120 Re: Out of state purchase and sales tax [melb_1021]
Jul 11, 2009 (12:15 pm)
Are you financing or paying cash for the car?
#105 of 120 Texan buying used car in Illinois
Aug 07, 2009 (3:54 pm)
We live in Collin County (near Plano) and just bought a used CR-V in Chicago (financed through American Honda). It's being shipped here next week. I would appreciate some help in figuring out how to get it properly registered -- and also pay sales tax. Is the following correct?
I think I first need to get the car inspected (I already have my insurance card with the proper VIN). Then I take all the sales documents from the dealership and the safety inspection sticker to my Collin County Tax Office and get it registered and pay the taxes there. Is that right? Another question: Will I get new Texas license plates or will I keep the Illinois plates? I'm new at this, so please forgive the dumb questions. Thanks.
#106 of 120 Re: Texan buying used car in Illinois [pasquali56]
Aug 08, 2009 (8:07 am)
The only dumb question is the one that isn't asked.
You'll have to get TX plates. The rest sounds accurate but first call those offices to verify you're doing things right.
#107 of 120 new out of state question
Sep 21, 2009 (3:34 pm)
Doesn't seem anyone has posted this question before, so here goes.
I am an NJ resident. Here, when we trade in a car, we get a credit towards the tax of the car we are buying. So, in other words, if you are buying a $12k car and trading in a $12k car, you pay no tax.
Now I'm looking to buy a car in Maryland and trade in my current vehicle. As above, if I did this in NJ, I'd pay no tax because my trade is worth more than the car we are purchasing. But how does this work with an out of state purchase? I'll get a bill of sale and have to register in NJ, at which time they'll want to charge me tax. Do I get some sort of "receipt" for the car I'm trading to use for the tax credit? Or does the fact I'm trading it in at an out-of-state dealership negate my credit?
any info would be appreciated.
#108 of 120 Re: new out of state question [qbrozen]
Sep 21, 2009 (4:40 pm)
Strongly suggest that you directly contact NJ officials to get a definitive answer.
I will say though that I was quite surprised when, as an Ohio resident trading a car at a Kentucky dealership, I still got the Ohio sales tax credit on trade worth 16 and a new car price of 25. Paid tax only on the 9 grand difference. I just had the dealer handle all the paperwork. They inititally balked (wanting to give me the MSO) until I pointed out that it's their responsibility to deliver a title to me.
#109 of 120 Re: new out of state question [qbrozen]
Sep 25, 2009 (2:17 pm)
Whenever we do out of state deals people have always gotten the tax credit assuming their state has a tax credit.
We do out of state deals for Mass all the time and I am doing one for NY right now. Guy is trading in a G35X worth about 10,000 more then the Volvo he is buying and so is paying no tax.
Keep in mind that we usually do the out of state reg for the customer unless the customer is paying cash then we let the customer do the reg on their own.
#110 of 120 Re: new out of state question [british_rover]
Sep 25, 2009 (8:02 pm)
thanks, BR, that's helpful.