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Old 11-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Selling Motorhome who pays state tax?

Can anyone advise who pays taxes and how is it collected on the sale of an RV?

A sad time that we have to sell our Rig but trying to determine how the taxes are to be collected and who pays them....

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and sorry you have to sell your rig.

It probably varies by state but I think most states collect their pound of flesh when the vehicle is registered and therefore the buyer pays them... although I guess everything is negotiable.

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Old 11-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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I think you will find that most states require the buyer pay the sales tax upon registration. PA is one of those states.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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In California the buyer will pay a tax when he registers it.

No tax at the point of sale in private party sales here.
I suspect Penna is the same.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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may 2012 flew to florida and bought my dp. not knowing florida dmv laws i insisted the transaction be done in the dmv. good thing because they issue temporary plates (paper they print). they are one time only and good for one month. and you are to leave florida within i beleive 7 days. when i was at the dmv/county tax assessors office they colllected the tax at the rate where i live. when i got back to calif. i regestered it at the dmv. they wanted proof the taxs were paid. i.e. at the florida dmv i needed proof i have insurance. they were great help because florida uses different paper work than we do. florida dmv listened while i argued with my ins. company that florida does thing differently. they did all of the faxing for me and explained things to my insurance company. florida was great made lots of friends and will be back. ps-- when you sell a florida vehicle in florida the owner keeps the license plate. in california the plate goes with the vehicle
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
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At present there is no sales tax if you buy from a private owner in the state of Georgia.

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jfran304 View Post
At present there is no sales tax if you buy from a private owner in the state of Georgia.

+ 1 nv and az on buying from a private party.

some states sure some not so but it can be reasonably believed that the tax (could be called as "sales tax", "use tax" or "other tax") for private sales is always collected when rv is being registered by buyer at dmv. if one buys an rv from a dealer, dealer will collect sales tax on behalf of government.

some states are money hungry they collect tax regardless whom you buy the rv from. ma is one, ca is another... yikes.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #9
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You as the seller might agree to reimburse the buyer for any sales tax, but it is the buyers responsibility to pay for any taxes on the transaction, as well as tag and title.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #10
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Here in WA the dealer collects the tax for the state on a new/used vehicle bought through them.
Private party sales, the state collects the tax when the new owner goes to register/title/license the vehicle.
Rat is now just under 10% of the value as set by the state. If the value paid is too low they will reevaluate it through a private valuation service so a bill of sale with a low price shown won't work anymore!
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Originally Posted by jfran304 View Post
At present there is no sales tax if you buy from a private owner in the state of Georgia.

And if you also reside in GA. If you live out of state like I do, when you return to your resident state you must register your vehicle and you will then pay the taxes required by your state.
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No sales tax in Nevada if you buy from a private party.

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