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Do you pay sales tax when buying a used car from a private seller in GA?


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2012-07-13 05:41:55
2012-07-13 05:41:55

One of my buddies bought a car in GA and he ended up paying for sales tax. I'm not sure if it applies for all.

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Not necessarily but some states require you do so. My son moved to NC with a free car and had to pay sales tax.

Taxes are paid in California at the time you register the car with the Department Of Motor Vehicles. You do not pay tax to the person you are buying from.

No ... there is no sales tax on private person to person sales on used cars. Buying from a dealer may be a different story.

Yes, a person does have to pay sales tax on a used car purchased from a private seller in Pennsylvania. The amount of tax is 6 percent of the sale price.

Yes. When buying a car from a private seller, the purchaser should get a signed bill of sale from the seller, which includes the sale price and identifying information about the vehicle, including the Vehicle Information Number. The purchaser then reports the sale price when registering and titling the car, using the Department of Motor Vehicle's Form DTF-802. Sales tax is paid at that time.

yes you will pay sales tax when you transfer the title at your county's admin. building.

If you are the "private" seller you do not collect sales tax. If your states requires sales tax to be paid on a private sell then the DMV will collect it when the buyer registers the car.

In most states, the buyer of a used car from a private person would pay use tax to the state they plan to register the car in. This payment normally doesn't happen until the purchaser visits the DMV office to register the vehicle.

I think the answer is yes. Check out the sales tax section here:

"The average price for a 2007 Pontiac G6 in good condition is around $10,000 used. It depends if you are buying it from a private seller or a dealer. A private seller tends to have them from a better price then a dealership would."

No you don't pay taxes to an individual, only a dealer. You will pay the sales tax at the dmv when you go to register the vehicle.

When you go to transfer title from the seller to you, all taxes will be collected at that time. In my state the answer is yes, you will pay sales tax.

yes and no. If you purchase a used car from a dealer, yes you pay tax. If you purchase the car from a private seller, you don't have to pay sales tax.

There are many places where one can buy a used Infinity. One can go to a used car sales showroom. Alternatively, one can also seek a private seller on sites such as AutoTrader.

Yes. You will pay them when you register the car at the DMV. Pretty lame. Double taxation.

Some Questions should be asked when buying a Used Car from a private seller like : How many miles are on the odometer? Why are you selling the car? How would you describe your used car's condition? Who was this vehicle bought from? Where was this car bought? What kind of oil do you use in the car? What are you willing to sell the car for? How long of a test drive can i take? Are you willing to let me get this inspected independently? What's the last used car you sold?

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Yes! the reason is because taxes have to be assessed for the value of the vehicle for registration purposes

No you do not. Sales tax is what businesses use to pay to the state. It's the "state's share" on a taxable item. A private party seller is not a business, so legally they cannot charge a sales tax. For example they cannot sell a car for $2,000 plus tax. However, you WILL have to pay a use tax when you go to the DMV to register your vehicle. The use tax is basically the same exact rate as sales tax. The state will tax you anyway they can.

The only time you dont have to pay sales tax on a vehicle is if you are a licensed dealer or wholesaler and you buy the vehicle to resell it.

Not as a commercial business. As a private seller, no.

The best way to find a used car from a private seller in any city is through your local classifieds. Also try or and search by your area.

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