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Old 12-09-2021, 06:02 PM   #21
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50 different answers for 50 states. Bought in PA, didn't pay sales tax till I titled it in NJ.
My experience as well.
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Old 12-09-2021, 07:43 PM   #22
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Texas residence and purchased TT in Oklahoma this year. All tax purposes paperwork was done through 50 States DMV while at the dealer. The dealer you are doing business with should be familiar with this. We paid our sales tax directly to 50 States DVM which was calculated on the Texas County in which we live and was then paid by them to the local County Clerk's office. Maybe California refuses to abide by what other states have in place?
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Never heard of 50 States DMV. My trailers were bought in Arizona and Missouri. Both dealers knew I was an Alaska resident.
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Old 12-09-2021, 10:02 PM   #23
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Never heard of 50 States DMV. My trailers were bought in Arizona and Missouri. Both dealers knew I was an Alaska resident.
Me either but they exist:

https://50statedmv.com/
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Old 12-09-2021, 11:48 PM   #24
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The bottom line to learn from this thread is that you should never pay double sales tax. If the state you are purchasing in collects sales tax, it must be recorded on your sales contract. If you paid sales tax recorded on the sales contract, then you present that sales contract to your home state and that amount of tax that was paid is subtracted from the taxes you might owe in your home state.
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Old 12-16-2021, 07:08 PM   #25
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Wait until your CA license expires, then transfer to TX, not as a purchase, but as a simple title transfer to the state.
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Old 12-16-2021, 07:14 PM   #26
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I live in Texas and have bought out of state twice.

Alabama and Louisiana. I did not pay state sales tax either time. I had to pay tax at the county office when I registered the vehicle.
You are right, You pay tax in YOUR state. Now if you are financing it all though a bank, you still pay the tax rate from your state nothing more.
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Old 12-16-2021, 07:27 PM   #27
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We purchased our TT in Wisconsin.

When you register in Texas (my home state) you will be given credit for the sales tax you paid wherever you purchased, then you will owe Texas the difference if greater.
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Old 12-16-2021, 07:36 PM   #28
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Wait until your CA license expires, then transfer to TX, not as a purchase, but as a simple title transfer to the state.
Can I ask what the new owner would gain by violating Texas state law?

https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/buyi...reign-vehicles

The new owner has 30 days from the date of purchase to register it in Texas.

Texas Statute:
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/d...htm/tn.502.htm

Sec. 502.040. REGISTRATION REQUIRED; GENERAL RULE. (a) Not more than 30 days after purchasing a vehicle or becoming a resident of this state, the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer shall apply for the registration of the vehicle for:

(1) each registration year in which the vehicle is used or to be used on a public highway; and

(2) if the vehicle is unregistered for a registration year that has begun and that applies to the vehicle and if the vehicle is used or to be used on a public highway, the remaining portion of that registration year.
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Old 12-16-2021, 08:04 PM   #29
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No, when you register you have to prove you paid sales tax
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Old 12-16-2021, 08:14 PM   #30
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We bought our TT in Vermont and paid sales tax there, they gave us a temporary plate to get it home. When we registered the TT in CT, we needed to pay only the difference between VT tax and CT tax.

Most states will require the selling dealer to collect the tax but will credit the tax amount when registering.
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Old 12-16-2021, 08:59 PM   #31
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My experience with out of state vehicle purchases has been a choice to have that dealer collect the home state tax and process title work, or wait until final destination and pay state tax and title there.


Was hoping to be the final answer #50.
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Old 12-16-2021, 09:25 PM   #32
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I would believe if you register California as your residence, you would pay California tax on the purchase. It's Texas though..who knows.
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Old 12-16-2021, 09:27 PM   #33
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NewYork State, buy out of state you pay state tax when you register at home, nothing at the selling dealer.
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Old 12-16-2021, 09:33 PM   #34
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Can I ask what the new owner would gain by violating Texas state law?

https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/buyi...reign-vehicles

The new owner has 30 days from the date of purchase to register it in Texas.

Texas Statute:
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/d...htm/tn.502.htm

Sec. 502.040. REGISTRATION REQUIRED; GENERAL RULE. (a) Not more than 30 days after purchasing a vehicle or becoming a resident of this state, the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer shall apply for the registration of the vehicle for:

(1) each registration year in which the vehicle is used or to be used on a public highway; and

(2) if the vehicle is unregistered for a registration year that has begun and that applies to the vehicle and if the vehicle is used or to be used on a public highway, the remaining portion of that registration year.
We purchased our motorhome in California but had it delivered to us in Reno NV, no sales tax state. Then we put it through a couple of weeks familiarization in the area before we took it home in Oregon. To title and register it in O)regon we had to pay the normal fees plus .5% tax. We registered it with my disabled veteran plates from our previous motorhome which never expire nor need renewing AND don't get charged by the length of the vehicle. Happy campers
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Old 12-16-2021, 09:35 PM   #35
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Seems fair to me, it TX is going to steal our businesses, we can get a little tax to pay for our beautiful beaches, mountains and streams, and deserts. God knows our gas is high enough. Roads are improving though.

I bought a new car years ago in AZ, they gave me “drive away” plates, and I then paid the CA tax when registering it. Looks like it doesn’t work goi g the opposite way. Bummer.
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Old 12-16-2021, 10:49 PM   #36
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Here in Canada, you pretty much pay the taxes where you bought the item then when you get back to your home province you pay again but at that point you request the selling province to then refund taxes paid to them.



Did this with a snowmobile I bought at auction in Newfoundland (tax 15%), took it back to Ontario, re-registered it in Ontario, paid my tax (tax 13%) and filed for and received the taxes paid in Newfoundland. Quick and easy, surprisingly! There's a time limit too which may vary by province.


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Old 12-16-2021, 10:50 PM   #37
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We bought a sailboat in Kentucky and paid the sales tax there. At the dealer. Not negotiable.

When went home to Missouri a few days later. They calculated what it would be in Missouri. Where we were registering it. We had to pay the difference.

I suspect that is typical. But, who knows in California.
We bought a new car from a dealer in Roseville, CA right before we got out of the Air Force. He told us if we took possession of it in Nevada, we wouldn't owe sales tax in California and we could get a temporary license because we were military. When we got back to Kansas, they were going to charge us sales tax if we just went in and got the tag, so we waited until the 30 days were almost up, then went in and transferred the title and tag to Kansas, thus owed no sales tax to Kansas. Sneaky, huh?
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Seems fair to me, it TX is going to steal our businesses, we can get a little tax to pay for our beautiful beaches, mountains and streams, and deserts. God knows our gas is high enough. Roads are improving though.



I bought a new car years ago in AZ, they gave me “drive away” plates, and I then paid the CA tax when registering it. Looks like it doesn’t work goi g the opposite way. Bummer.
Not sure why you are calling it "stealing". We left California for the same reasons businesses are. We left willingly and weren't "stolen". We still love the beauty and diversity of the state but will happily never move back, just like those businesses.
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Old 12-17-2021, 12:15 AM   #39
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Live in CA but bought in Oregon. I paid the tax of my home address. Oregon dealer dis the estimated tax, paid with new fifth wheel. When I got home and when to get CA plates there was a slight difference in estimated tax and paid it at DMV. No big deal for us. Smooth transaction.
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I'm a Washington State resident that has a "membership" with exclusive rights to a lot in an RV Resort in California. I bought a destination trailer from a dealer in Illinois and paid them to transport the trailer to that lot in California. I paid no Illinois sales tax and the dealer ate the cost of the temporary Illinois plate (trip ticket) to have it transported to California. I don't intend to ever register the trailer in California for travel in their state and I'm not a resident either so I haven't reported it to California and paid no sales tax to them as well. The state of Washington won't be charging sales tax either. If I do ever have to move it (like for dealer service), I will do the same as when I bought it. I'll just buy a temporary trip ticket for a few days. When I sell it, the new owner will have to deal with registration issues with whatever they intend to do with it.

Now that's a win in my book.
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