Buying truck out of state... question regarding sales tax

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  1. speedstickman

    speedstickman Light Load Member

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    I'm in CA and will be purchasing a truck in another state (not sure which one yet, let's say either IA or TX)

    How do sales taxes work in these cases?

    Thank you !
     
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  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    In the old days, when buying a car out of state (Ca) and bringing it back to Ca. to register etc, Ca. charged you, the buyer, a "use tax" basically sales tax with different wording. This was 40 years ago, so I.m not sure what the rules are today. But I'm sure Ca. will get their fair share. You will not have to pay sales tax in both states.
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    In Missouri, you pay sales tax when you register the vehicle.

    We have an exemption if you have a DOT number.

    I would think you’ll tackle taxes when it comes time to register.
     
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  5. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    You pay your states sales tax because that's the state your registration will be in.. also some states like mine "Tennessee" don't charge sales tax if your lease to a company
     
  6. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    I thought if you have interstate authority you don’t have to pay sales tax?
     
  7. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Medium Load Member

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    Were in the bay area and we were told they would have to drive the truck out of commieforina and let us take delivery at the border. were moving to NH so no sales tax. no way in hell would i want to run CA. i can't wrap my head around going 55 mph on the interste:D:rolleyes: no way in hell will i buy an electric:eek::confused::mad:!!!
     
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