How much is sales tax for cars in California?
Depending where the car is purchased and registered. Cities, counties have different tax bases. If you purchase a car in Tracy (8.750%) or Tahoe City (8.250%) and registered the car in Pleasanton (9.750%) or Oakland (9.750%) DMV would charge the additional monies.
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Paying Sales Tax on a Used Car Here are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers: * There are probably different laws in different states, but in Kansas you show the sales tax receipt when you register the vehicle. If you did not pay sales tax to the seller, the county clerk will collect it then. * N…o. The BUYER probably will. * I believe that in most states when you go to register the car as the buyer you will pay sales tax on the purchase price equal to the sales tax rate of the county you live in. * Sales tax is a State tax and laws and rates do vary. Cars (like real estate) are, by the very nature of values involved, frequently handled under special rules. Generally, just like if you buy say a used washing machine from a business, that business will collect the sales tax. With cars, if you don't buy it from a business, when you go the register it, the Dept. of Mtr Vehicles will collect it for the state. If you trade a car in to a dealer, many places they can give you a credit for the value of the trade, and only charge you sales tax on the amount above it. * YES -- I just discovered yesterday that if you live in Georgia, you WILL have to pay sales tax if you buy a used vehicle from a business. This may be the rule in other states also, even if you purchase the car from out of state. Last month I flew to New York to pick up a beautiful 2003 Cadillac Escalade, and drove it back down here to Georgia. The car was loaded with everything, and I bought it from an individual (so I thought). Since I got a good price on the car compared to a dealership, and thought I would be avoiding any sales tax, I felt it was a very good deal. The only problem was that the seller had bought the car through his small business/company, in which he was a partner, and the company's name was written first above his name on the title. Yesterday, when I went to the county offices to register it, I was told that I would have to pay just over $2100 sales tax at 7% (the county rate) because the car was purchased from a business (although not a car dealership). While I am very happy with the car and still got a very good price, this is a loophole that I've never run into before. So, if you think that you are buying a used car from an individual, make sure that you ask them if it was purchased and titled under the name of a small business or company they own, otherwise you may be liable for the full taxable amount. COMMENT/CLARIFICATION on above: The person above is confusing things: That the seller had it registered however he had (business name or not) makes no difference. When you buy a car from a NON auto dealer, you pay the tax when you register the car. When you buy it from a dealer, (who normally handles all the registration stuff for you)...you pay him the tax to pay the State. When you buy a car for export out of the State, the tax isn't charged until you register it in the destination State (or if it is, most States will give you a credit for the tax paid, if it was done to get a temporary transit permit). As far as my previous response, I'm not confusing the matter, just reporting on what happened here with the county when I went to register the car. The fact that the vehicle was "owned" by a business is what affected the taxes. It would have been the same if the owner was in Georgia or in another state. I have purchased vehicles both in and out of state, and because it was from an individual, I did not have to pay sales tax at all when it was registered. These were non auto dealers, and there was no tax owed to the county gov't. I'm not trying to create confusion, just letting you know what happened to me here in Georgia. The commenter immediately above is absolutely correct. In Georgia, a used vehicle purchased from an INDIVIDUAL (whether he/she is in-state or outside of Georgia) has absolutely no sales tax liability, either at the time of purchase or when the vehicle is registered in Georgia. If, on the other hand, you buy from an AUTO DEALER (either in-state or outside of Georgia) they are legally obligated to collect the sales tax and forward it to the Georgia Department of Revenue (retain proof of such payment in case they fail to do so). The only exception to this rule is if you buy from an out-of-state auto dealer who then ships the vehicle to you in Georgia via "common carrier" (in other words, you don't take delivery in this other state). In that case, they have no legal obligation to collect Georgia sales tax, but you will then owe "Use Tax" (same principle as sales tax) when you register your vehicle at the Georgia DMV (the exact rate of tax may vary from county to county within Georgia; you will pay the rate effective in your county of residence). If you buy from a BUSINESS ENTITY THAT IS NOT AN AUTO DEALER (say a car rental firm that's selling excess inventory), whether they are in-state or outside of Georgia you are still liable for the sales tax. It makes absolutely no difference whether that business is an auto dealership or not: it's whether the name on the seller's title is of an individual or a business that determines sales tax liability in Georgia. In short: individual seller (in Georgia or out of state) = no sales tax when registering vehicle in Georgia; business seller (auto dealer or not, in-state or outside of Georgia) = sales tax liable (with the one exception noted above, when an out-of-state dealer ships you the vehicle via common carrier -- then you are responsible for paying the "Use Tax" when you register at the Georgia DMV). NOTE: When you buy a Georgia vehicle and register it in another state, you will pay the prevailing sales tax rate in that other state. Thus, it doesn't make sense to travel to Georgia to buy a vehicle just to avoid the sales tax. Same would be true for vehicles purchased in Oregon, or any other state that doesn't tax vehicle sales (unless, of course, you also live in such state). CLARIFICATION: If you purchasde a used vehicle from a private owner in Georgia (and you live in Georgia), then you avoid paying any sales tax on the car. Georgia considers this type of transaction a " casual sale " and only charges sales tax if the previous owner registered the vehicle for a business. Expect to pay sales tax in Georgia, however, if the previous private owner registered the vehicle for business use, or, you bought the car from a dealer. Cars purchased out-of-state also incur a sales tax. For example, if you live in Georgia and purchased a car in Florida from a private individual, you DO pay a SALES TAX in Georgia. Previous postings incorrectly state that you don't have to pay a sales tax in Georgia if you bought a car from a private individual outside of Georgia. It does matter! I live in Georgia and purchased a new Mercedes Benz in Florida from a private individual , I HAD TO PAY A SALES TAX when registering my car in Georgia. You do NOT have to pay sales tax in GA when a car is purchased from a privaqte seller regardless of where the private seller resides. This is deemed a casual sale. Please see the links below for the official documentation from the GA dept of Revenue: http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/motor/registration/regrequirements.asp State Regulation 560-12-1-.07 regarding sales tax (casual sale) http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/560/12/1/07.pdf OK, has anyone noticed that the guy asking the question specifically refers to CALIFORNIA? Why is everyone discussing Georgia? So frustrating! ( Full Answer )
Sales Tax . 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. ( Full Answer )
Answer . I just called the California DMV and asked this same question. . To avoid the CA sales tax you need to either;. 1. Flat bed the vehicle out of California and then register it in Oregon . or. 2. Have the dealer deliver it to you out of the state of California. (I'm thinking of havin…g it delivered just across the border in Ashland.). Essentially, you can not operate the vehicle in California before it gets registered in Oregon.. When I asked this question of auto dealerships they were totally confused. You will need to educate them . . . lol. ( Full Answer )
The first thing you should do is attend the dealer class from a DMVapproved education provider. You can get the list of the schools bygoing on DMV's website. In class you should learn everything youhave to do to become a dealer, along with learning the rules andregulations as required by CA DMV. Tha…t in turn will also prepareyou to take the test at DMV. The classes are currently around$125.00 and must be a 6 hour class. ( Full Answer )
Answer. I'm not American but I would assume that tax laws in the States are the same as in Canada where I live. It doesn't matter what state you buy your car in, if you have a license from another state, you will still have to pay whatever taxes there are in the State where you purchase your car.. … There must be Automible Associations right across America, why not contact one of them and ask your question, they would be best to advise you on taxes or for that matter contact by email California Tax information regarding the purchases of cars. You shouldn't have a hard time finding that on the net. ( Full Answer )
California cities are exempt from paying taxes themselves. However,many cities in California have a city tax that residents must payin addition to any other taxes. City tax is often added to thestate sales tax.
Probably the total price you paid for the vehicle - less the value of any trade multiplied by the tax percentage of your state: Example. $20,000 vehicle minus $5,000 trade value = $15,000 X 5% = $750.00 tax
If you purchased the car from a dealership, the dealer collects it from you and pays it. If you purchased the car from a private owner, the county courthouse will collect it from you when you get it tagged and titled.
The tax is depending on the purchase price. The sales tax for newcars is 3.25%, and for used cars, the tax is $20.00 for the first$1500.00 and 3.25% on the remainder of the sale price.
The sales tax rate in Illinois depends on whether the car is purchased from a private party or a dealer. Assuming the private party transaction the tax amount depends on the year of the vehicle. All 2012 and newer models are taxed at the flat rate of $390 according to the Illinois Department of Reve…nue. ( Full Answer )
I almost positive that it's California, my father tried to buy a car in Oregon to save on sales tax but he still had to pay Washington sales tax on it.
Private sales of used cars pay only the PST. Used cars bought from Dealers pay both PST/GST (the dealers are providing a service - go figure).
As of January 2008, the state sales tax rate in Missouri is 4.255%. Multiply the vehicle price by the tax rate to obtain the total being charged. If the sale is from a private party that is not a business, the seller will not collect sales tax, but the buyer will pay the tax when the car is licensed…. ( Full Answer )
My wife went through this today. We purchased the car in New Mexico and paid sales tax there. We are not in California and she went to register her car and was charged almost $1500.00. They claimed that this was the difference between the sales tax paid in New Mexico and what she would have paid in …California. Also, they would not accept payments and would not accept credit card. It had to be paid cash, up front. So your answer is YES. At the same time, why is California 10% higher than New Mexico? ( Full Answer )
Yes, you would pay California tax if you bring the car into the state within a year of having purchased it anywhere else.
Each state and many counties have their own sales tax rate. The tax on used cars is most often at the same rate as general merchandise. That rate is easy to find out -- it is posted in most store and is available online in most counties. Several states have no sales tax. These include New Hampshir…e and Oregon. ( Full Answer )
The sales tax on new cars, motor homes and pick-up trucks in Mississippi is 5%. Used sales tax for vehicles under 10,000 pounds is 3%
'Sources and related links' below has the current rate. It was 7.75% when I checked.
The sales tax on a car is 6% for anyone that lives in the state ofFlorida.
State is now 8% but it could be more depending on where you buy it. Different cities/counties add to the basic tax. Some places are nearly 10%. Our registration fees have now doubled too, so if you get a new car think of that. My Pruis will now run me 250.00 for a 5 year old car this is up from the …174.00 I paid this year. ( Full Answer )
Personally i think not and is going up i can t eve buy a pair of heals with out paying $20.00 dollars of tax. its so unfair honestly were does it go to? well that's my point of view.
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The sales tax rate varies by city in California. 'Sources and related links' below has a list of rates per city.
It depends on the city/county in California. Check out the 'Sources and related links' below for info on the rates there.
it is almost 10% sales tax in TN. There is no State income tax so the sales tax is a little higher....
currently, 13%. within the next year they have said they are raising the HST to 15% though.
6.5% state sales tax as of 06/01/2013 1% city and 0% saline county. Both city and county are capped at a maximum of 50$.
Sales tax on ANY car in MA is 6.25 percent as of 2012, due within 10 days.
Yes, but it is called as 'used tax'. "Use tax is generally imposed on the purchaser of tangible personal property that is used, consumed, or stored in this state. Sales of vehicles, vessels, and aircraft by licensed dealers are usually subject to sales tax, for which sales tax reimbursement is colle…cted at the time of purchase. Use tax applies to the cost of vehicles, vessels, and aircraft purchased from non-dealers (for example, private parties) or from outside California for use in this state. Use tax also applies to most leases of tangible personal property. Private party sales or brokered transactions are normally subject to use tax. If the first use of the property occurs in California, use tax may apply even if the purchaser is not a resident of the state. The sales and use tax are "mutually exclusive," which means that either sales tax or use tax applies to a single transaction, but not both." ( Full Answer )
This depends on which state you are registering the car. All states have different tax rates.
I asked Dept. of Licensing in WA and got this answer: If you pay 8.5 % sales tax in CA, then you owe the incremental difference in WA use tax (additional 1 % for Seattle.) CA insists on dealers collecting the CA sales tax for any car picked up in CA regardless of where the buyer is from... some de…alers will drive the car to NV or OR border or ship the car and fill out a Form BOE 448... it is a hassle for all parties. If out-of-CA buyer arranges shipping CA sales tax still must be collected... Publication 34 "Motor Vehicle Dealers" ( Full Answer )
Sales tax on vehicles in MA is 6.25 percent of the purchase price. If bought from a dealer, the trade-in value of your older car can be deducted from the price. If bought from a private seller, the value would be based upon blue-book, regardless of what you two agreed was the value.
What state is paid the sales tax for a car purchaser living in Georgia but purchased over the internet from a car dealer from California?
You pay sales tax in the county in which you live. For example, if you live in Cobb County, GA you will pay 6% sales tax on the purchase price.
Sales tax on a car in Georgia is based on the county you live. Does not matter what county you buy it in. If you live in another state and buy the car in GA some dealers will not collect the tax for your state. However when you register the car your state will collect the taxes owed.
Do you have to pay sales tax when purchasing a used car in California if you are an out of state buyer?
It doesn't matter if you buy a candy bar or a car in California; if you take delivery anywhere in the state (except Indian reservations) you must pay sales tax on your purchase.
A car purchased in the state of Georgia is charged the sales tax rate of the county where the purchaser lives not where the dealership is located. If you live in another state some dealers will collect the tax for that state and some will not. If the dealer does not collect the tax then the purchase…r will need to pay the tax when they register the vehicle in their state. ( Full Answer )
well you need to calculate the average of the tax amount so say the price was 35,000.59 so say the tax was 20.00 so 35,020.59 would be the price in total.
Ask the dealers or got to the website. They might be able to help you out.
'Sources and related links' below has the current rate. It was 9.5% at the time of this post.
No, there is no sales tax on a vehicle obtained as a gift in California. Others have said that yes, you do.
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In 'Sources and related links' below you can find the current rate. It was 7% when this was posted.
The City of Chicago Wheel Tax is the equivalent of the state vehicle registration tax and is due annually. There are different rates for different sizes and types of vehicles. The City of Chicago rates increased with the approval of the FY2012 City Budget, effective January 1, 2012. The annual rate …per automobile will increase from $75 to $85 for small passenger vehicles and from $120 to $135 for large passenger vehicles. Hope this helped :) ( Full Answer )
The state sales tax rate in Illinois is 6.250%. With local taxes,the total sales tax rate is between 6.250% and 11.000%.
As of January 2013 the California sales tax is listed to be 7.50%, which is currently temporary until the end of 2016, where it will drop by 0.25%. This is the highest minimum state sales tax in the United States.
The sales tax in the state of California, which is part of the United States of America, is very high. The sales tax in the state of California is 7.50% but can go as high as 9%.
You pay the sales tax when you register the vehicle with the countyor parrish you live in.
If it is a private sale between two individuals then you shouldn't have to report it on your income taxes at all. If you have used it in business or taken business mileage deductions then you probably will have to report the sale on your tax return. You will use the Sale of Business Assets Form and …calculate the basis and sale price based on information you did not provide here. ( Full Answer )
The state sales tax rate in Idaho is 6.000%. With local taxes, thetotal sales tax rate is between 6.000% and 8.500%.
The California sales tax rate is currently 6.25% . However,California adds a mandatory local rate of 1.25% that increases thetotal state sales and use tax base to 7.5%. Depending on localmunicipalities, the total tax rate can be as high at 10.0%.