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Old 05-14-2019, 08:05 AM   #1
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Florida sales tax question

I'm looking at a Class B at a dealer in Florida and I'm from Ms. checked with my local Tax Collector about tag and tax and they told me that Fl will charge me sales tax there and I'll have to pay again in Ms. this doesn't sound right to me. I realize that there are municipal sales taxes in some locations and that might be what they are referring to but the state tax should only be paid in my home state. Thoughts?
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I'm looking at a Class B at a dealer in Florida and I'm from Ms. checked with my local Tax Collector about tag and tax and they told me that Fl will charge me sales tax there and I'll have to pay again in Ms. this doesn't sound right to me. I realize that there are municipal sales taxes in some locations and that might be what they are referring to but the state tax should only be paid in my home state. Thoughts?
They should give u a temp 30 day or 60 day tag to get it out of state. $5 or so. Not sure on Florida rules, but that is the general rule.
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I am a Floridian. When I bought my MH from a NY dealer, they collected FL sales tax from me and then cut a check to FL tax collector. They handed the check to me, that I needed to submit to FL. when I got there to complete the paperwork.

Maybe its something like that.
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I bought a pickup in Florida after mine died while passing through. They gave me 30 day plates,which are not legal once in Massachusetts. I also had to pay Florida sales tax. Massachusetts and Florida have some sort of agreement between the two states. When I got home and registered the truck in MA I had to pay the only the difference of the sales tax to MA. Florida sales tax is less than MA.
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I bought a pickup in Florida after mine died while passing through. They gave me 30 day plates,which are not legal once in Massachusetts. I also had to pay Florida sales tax. Massachusetts and Florida have some sort of agreement between the two states. When I got home and registered the truck in MA I had to pay the only the difference of the sales tax to MA. Florida sales tax is less than MA.
They dont call it "Tax-a-chu-setts" for nothing, lol.
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Typically when you have already paid sales tax in one state, your home state will credit you for that same amount against whatever you may owe there. That way you don't actually pay twice. However, if the Florida tax is higher, you pay more. Some states do not have a reciprocal agreement with Florida, though, so check in your home state.

If you are taking the vehicle out of the state and titling it there, you should be able to arrange for a temporary "transport" tag. I don't think that exempts it from FL sales tax though. To be exempt, the vehicle has to be physically delivered outside the state, either by shipping it or driving it across the state line.

Here is some official guidance from Florida: http://floridarevenue.com/Forms_libr...t/gt800030.pdf
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I agree with Gary RV roamer due to my experience of purchasing a vehicle in AZ but registering it in TX. Some states have sales tax reciprocals others do not. So check that out. Also, many states have a title fee, so find a way to purchase without paying the title fee in both states. Or simply leave it titled in the state it was purchased in and register it in your home state.
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The key info here is that you must check with the state where you are registering the vehicle and the state where you are purchasing. Some have agreements with other states and some do not. There are many different pieces .... Titling, Registration (Tags), Sales Tax, possible Impact Fees (sometimes included in initial Registration or Titling).

Many states do not collect Sales Tax if the vehicle is leaving the state ... the home state collects the Sales Tax at the time of Registration/Titling ... it varies.
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Ask the dealer to register it in MS. They ought to be able to do that, collect and send the MS sales tax and fees. Have the registration and tags sent to the dealer. Ask them to issue you a temp tag and have the dealer mail the registration and tags to your home. Or hang out in FL till the tags arrive.
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Ms is one of three states that does not have a reciprocal agreement with Florida. The dealer will escort me to the Ga state line where I will take official possession on the vehicle.
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Ms is one of three states that does not have a reciprocal agreement with Florida. The dealer will escort me to the Ga state line where I will take official possession on the vehicle.

That should work
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I purchased a new MH in Florida, gave my SD address to the dealer and drove the MH to my RV park in Florida with a temp tag. No sales tax in FL except $16 local tax or something I could not ever get an explanation for.

Sent the paperwork and a check to SD and my tags arrived in FL a few weeks later.

6% in FL and 4% SD so I saved 2%.
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