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  • avatar karjunkie 04/07/10 10:12 am PST

    Not true. Sales tax is charged whenever you go to change the ownership on the title, regardless of who sells you the car. If you're buying from a private individual, things are slightly more complicated. Your tax bill will vary depending on whether the cost of the car is less than or greater than $15,000. If the selling price is less than $15,000, the amount of the tax is based on the model year. If the selling price is more than $15,000, the tax is calculated based on the selling price. They will calculate this tax for you at any Secretary of State's office, where you'll need to go anyway to register the car.

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  • karjunkie 04/07/10 10:12 am PST

    Not true. Sales tax is charged whenever you go to change the ownership on the title, regardless of who sells you the car. If you're buying from a private individual, things are slightly more complicated. Your tax bill will vary depending on whether the cost of the car is less than or greater than $15,000. If the selling price is less than $15,000, the amount of the tax is based on the model year. If the selling price is more than $15,000, the tax is calculated based on the selling price. They will calculate this tax for you at any Secretary of State's office, where you'll need to go anyway to register the car.

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