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There is a catch for that with the autos. Had a girl from Fla that preached that to me over and over again while she was living with me I needed to get my tags out of fla. Until she told him how much her tags were. At that time I paid about 30 dollars for the tags about 45 dollars tax on my car per year. Just her tags cost about 110.
Do'nt get caught up in that hipe about your don't have to pay They just figured out other ways to get it from you.
 

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I live in Delaware-no sales tax. This attracts a lot of out-of-state shoppers from Maryland,Pa, and Nj. We do pay a 2.75% fee (not sure if it's considered a tax) when we buy a new auto.
 

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Sales tax in Fort Collins CO was 6.7% when we purchased our cars. That rate is now up 7.35%. And at the rate the municipalities are spending money, they will have to rack it up to 10% soon.

I just paid the annual blood money for plates again, and the bill was $197.00 for my Sky.
A five year old car with nearly 70,000 miles on it.
 

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Down here sales tax is 6% in ft lauderdale and 7.0% and & going higher in dade county in hotel taxes to build up dolphin stadium..down here depends what county u live in.. Tags is in the $50 range for the sky as I recall...

Looks like the sales tax for dolphin stadium (and ALL professional sports in Florida) was shot down by one dude in Tallahassee..
 

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Sales tax in TX is 6.25%. However, local gubmints can add up to 2.5%, and most do. No local sales tax on cars. Annual car registration is about $60.
 

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Sales tax is 7.75% in Cuyahoga County, Ohio - a bit less in surrounding counties.

License Plates are about $55 per year for standard and $100 per year for vanity.

Regarding sales tax or state income tax etc - you really can't look at just one number - states with no income tax might have very high property tax and even include the value of your car in with your house to charge you more property tax. In some cases such as Nevada, where the state gets lots of tax revenue from the Hospitality Industry (aka hotels and casinos) there is less of a need to squeeze the residents.

What I would like to see is a concerted effort across all levels of our government to reduce waste and inefficiency. Yes this may result in some jobs lost but ultimately will be better for all. Would also be nice to see the Federal Gov't focus on issues that affect the Nation and leave more local issues to the States and likewise the States to leave more to the local governments. Anytime money has to flow up and back down again through multiple layers of bureaucratic red tape it is an invitation for waste and corruption.
 

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Here in Indiana we have an excise tax added to vehicle registration fees that are quite high based on the vehicles original sales price. The more the car cost originally, the higher the tax. :mad:
Could get pretty expensive if you owned a Corvette or other high end vehicle. But then, if you can afford a Vette, you can afford the tax.

See the tax rate here. :banghead:

BMV: Excise Tax Rates
 

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VA has an annual tax of 4.75% of the vehicle's assessed value. Each and every year.

My Bugatti Veyron....it runs me $80,000 a year in taxes alone!
 

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I can't not believe the excise taxes in Indiana... well guess I will NOT be moving there, fer sure..no way..:nono:
 

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VA has an annual tax of 4.75% of the vehicle's assessed value. Each and every year.

My Bugatti Veyron....it runs me $80,000 a year in taxes alone!
that is just as obnoxious, but then again, I always knew Virginia suckes..:D:cheers:
 

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I can't not believe the excise taxes in Indiana... well guess I will NOT be moving there, fer sure..no way..:nono:
Actually they're 48% lower then they were before 1996. Back then lots of people registered their cars out of state to avoid the tax. :thumbs:
 

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It was by pure luck, not good planning, that I bought my Sky in Delaware with 0 tax. When I imported it into Canada I had to pay 6% federal tax at the Canadian border & then another 7% provincial tax when I plated it with Ontario plates. It was still a good deal.
 

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While Delaware has no tax, if you live in New Jersey and buy a vehicle from Delaware, you wont be able to register it in New Jersey without ponying up the Jersey 7% state taxes!
 

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While Delaware has no tax, if you live in New Jersey and buy a vehicle from Delaware, you wont be able to register it in New Jersey without ponying up the Jersey 7% state taxes!
Texas does the same thing with cars purchased out of state...even if you've owned them for years and are just moving to Texas.
 

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Washington is around 10% depending on the local tax. For a home improvement project I can drive my truck the 350 mile round trip and still be ahead. I go to Portland at least every quarter and stock up on everything. Boose taxes are even worse. I drive to LA and or Vegas at least twice a year for vacation. I stock up on boose then. I buy all my tires or wheels in Oregon. Same with electronics. We make lists and spend at least a grand on every trip. Very little is purchased in WA except food and no tax on that. The libards that run WA just waste it anyway. I did buy the wheels for my 98 Vette in CA from West Coast Corvettes. The CA tax is lower and was less than shipping and they rode free in my trucks canopy. Plus no risk of shipping damage. But my trucks wheels and tires are from OR. :thumbs:
 

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Some of you guys are lucky and live close to a border of another state or states which have "reasonable" taxes.. (if ya wanna call taxes reasonable) IMHO ALL taxes are oppressive and all the politicians do is piss it away..

Where I am at, in South Florida there is no other state close by, therefore we shop in different counties, for example I don't ever buy ANYTHING in Dade county OR Palm Beach county (Miami, their taxes is .5% higher than Broward, Ft Lauderdale & it is also higher in Palm Beach as I recall).. I however am stuck, north and south of me taxes are higher.. If I have to drive for a bargain it is no longer a bargain, so I pay..:willy::mad: OR I shop using da internet.. Join amazon prime, no shipping (usually) and no taxes (so far).. God willing the conservatives in the HOR will shoot down the senates new taxes for state taxes on internet commerce...
 
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