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post #1 of 12 Old 01-11-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Buy a SxS out of state and pay no sales tax?

theres a Teryx4 on ebay (its in West Virginia and the ad says you dont have to pay sales tax unless you live in West Virgina. Im not going to travel that far, but how does that work (is it just an ebay thing)? Can I call an out of state dealer of my choice and buy it over the phone and then go pick it up without paying any sales tax? That's a good $1000 in saving easy.

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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Think maybe an ebay thing

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you will pay the tax in your state when you register it where you live,here in va you have to register them now,they are cracking down on it,but back in 05 my bro and his buddy drove out of state and bought BF 650 SRAs new 5500.00 out he door with extended warranty and I paid 6800.00 here,but I think to change title over you have to register it and thats when you get hit with your state tax.

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If u pay cash at the dealer u dont have to pay sales tax, at least in WV, and im from PA, I always buy in WV, plus the dealer has the best deals anywhere on the east coast. If u go thru the dealer or manufacture for financing then u have to pay the sales tax. If u want to register the atv/utv in PA I would have to pay the sales tax. I paid 13,700 otd for my RZR 4 this past summer in WV!



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When my father in law bought his rzr he had to pay sales tax upfront. you don't have to register it in mo. It is considered a farm implement.
With that said if you buy something online from another state you don't pay sales tax. Don't know how this works in other states though.

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I believe the answer depends on the sales tax laws of your home state as well as the state where you bought the UTV/ATV/MC. I have purchased 2 used ATVs from out-of-state individuals (who obviously didn't collect sales tax) and when I got a title for them in Texas, they did not charge a sales tax...I only had to pay $33 for the new title. I could be wrong, but to the best of my knowledge some states don't charge sales tax on off-road vehicles sold by a dealer to an out-of-state buyer and so if you can find a seller like that and you live in a state where they don't charge the sales tax upon registration/title work, then you are home free!

I know that I can avoid paying the sales tax in Texas on the purchase of an ATV from a dealership if I can prove it was for agriculture/farm purposes...they used to be lax about that, but the state is now cracking down and they require the buyer to show proof of the farm exemption.

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In Loisianna you are suppose to register in no matter where you buy it and pay tax on it then, I use to buy all of mine out of Arkansas and pay no tax and my dad did the same, but my dad bought one and about 5 years later he got a letter from the state and the penalties the assessed him was way more than the tax, so I don't do it any more, most states don't charge tax for out of state sales but alot of laws are changing that requires them to report the sales, they are doing more and more randem audits and catching more and more people, in Louisianna you are suppose to register all ATVs and on all state parks and reserves they have to be registered to ride in.
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Yep, you'll pay it at the DMV if you register it.

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I recently talk to a polaris kawi dealer local here and he told me that they changed the law about that and they tax you according to your zip code so even if you buy in a different county/zipcode from where you live they still go by your local tax percent. But if you pay cash as recently stated you may get away with not paying the tax

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Yeah I bet i'd have to pay sales tax in Arkansas if I bought one out of state. I've been thinking of ways I can get away with no taxes on one, but I guess I'll just pay and get it over with. We have to register them in AR for trail riding otherwise we get ticketed here.

thx for all the suggestions though

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