Buying a car out of state exempt from Sales tax?

I know if you buy something online that is based in a state other than the one you reside in you are exempt from the sales tax, you just pay shipping. What about a car? Are there any restrictions? Thanks for your help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It certainly depends on the state you live in!

    You will pay sales tax in the state you buy it in probably.

    You may or may not be exempt or due a refund of the other tax when you register in your home state.

    Some states even make you file a return for a "sales and use tax" when you buy out of state, so the state you live in can collect the sales tax even if it wasn't collected at the point of purchase.

    Some states totally exempt cars from sales tax and instead replace it with a title fee and/or registration fee. Other states have reduced tax rates for cars.

    You do NOT pay sales tax again if you are simply transferring your title from one state to another, but there are fees involved to do that.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Advelorum tax based on the date the car entered the state.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most of the time when you go to register the car in your state you'll have to pay the sales tax if you're bringing it from another state.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if you buy anything out of state, you are legally obligated to pay your state's taxes on the item.

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