The whens and wheres of vehicle tax?

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Old 06-12-12, 03:15 PM
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Question The whens and wheres of vehicle tax?

Ive been looking into purchasing a car. The one I want is in Arizona and I live in nebraska, I told the rep to leave the tax out of the quote since Ill be paying NE taxes when I get it back home. He keeps saying its some kind of law that I must pay the taxes there and wont have to pay when I get home. The sale is eligible for 0% financning so hes not gunning for more interest or anything I dont think. Ive never heard of that law in AZ or anyplace else. I want to just buy the car and deal witht he sales tax when I get back. Anyone know where I can look this up? Thanks.
 
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Old 06-12-12, 03:50 PM
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I don't know the actual answer...I would call Motor Vehicle Division
and ask if there is a way to do it

I know many people in VA bought cars out of state and then had to pay the registration fee based on the price it was sold for...but they were changing things when I left there.

The problem is...sales tax is a bit different. If you were driving through AZ and bought a bag of chips and then don't eat them til you get home...who pays the tax? The store that sold them...they are just collecting it from you for the state.

If it's sold in the state..then the state wants the the money for the sale, no matter where it winds up. Otherwise...everyone would be buying in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. States that have no sales tax.


I think the dealer is probably correct.
 
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Old 06-12-12, 04:07 PM
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Va. has a higher tax than Tn. I'm not for sure on this but I think anything you buy in Va, you pay Va. tax but when you bring it into Tn [as a Tn resident] you are supposed to pay the difference. But who knows state to state. I think a call to both your local tag office and the one Nebraska would be in order.
 
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Old 06-12-12, 04:12 PM
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Hey mark...
Uh..if VA has a higher rate...why would you pay additional in TN? Did ya get yer rates mixed up?
 
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Old 06-12-12, 04:26 PM
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Must have been wishful thinking
Tn sales tax is almost double what Va sales tax is
 
 

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