Originally Posted by sadrand
So what happens if you live in Florida, buy an RV in Texas and drive it back to Florida and register it in Florida? Which state do you pay sales tax in?
Some states require that you pay their sales tax at the time of purchase. I was in Indiana recently and was told that I could pay the 7% sales tax or pay $100 to have the RV delivered to Michigan and take possession there to avoid the Indiana tax. I bought a truck in FL and was required to pay 5% sales tax. When I registered it in my home state I had to pay the difference between the two states.
From the Florida dept. of revenue.
Use tax is a part of Florida’s sales and use tax. Use tax applies to taxable goods and services that are
brought into the state untaxed or taxed at a rate less than Florida’s sales tax rate. Discretionary sales
surtax is also due on the first $5,000 of these purchases.
A credit is allowed for taxes paid to another state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory. For
example, if you purchase an RV in a state that has a sales tax rate of 4 percent, you must pay an
additional 2 percent when the RV is brought into Florida. Discretionary sales surtax, if applicable, will
also apply. Florida does not allow a credit for taxes paid to another country.
Generally, RVs brought into Florida within six months from the date of purchase are considered to be
for use in Florida and are taxable. If anyof the following events occur within six months of the
purchase, the RV is considered to be for use in Florida even though it may have been registered or
titled in another state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory:
• The RV is operated “for hire.”
• The RV owner accepts employment in Florida or engages in any trade, business, or occupation
• The RV owner’s children are enrolled in any Florida public school.