Calif SalesTax, Registration, License & Personal Property Tax
I'm confused (which is nothing new) but maybe I'm not presenting my questions clearly.
I'm trying to get a fix on ALL the taxes, fees and other "penalties" the State of California imposes on its citizens for buying and owning a class A motor home.
I'm hearing sales taxes like 7.5% to 10%, or is it dependent on the sales tax in your county. Or, is there a special sales tax that applies to the purchase of motor homes?
People speak of a "personal property tax". Is that the same as a sales tax or something different? Is this a one time tax at the point of purchase or an annual tax?
Licensing and registration. Are these two separate things? One fee to register the vehicle in the state and another to obtain a license? That's the way it works for cars. The registration fee is a one time fee and the licensing is an annual event. What are these fees? Is it dependent on the value or the age of the vehicle? Anybody know what the formula for that might be?
Lots of questions. I hope there are some answers out there.