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Old 01-23-2022, 09:49 AM   #57
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I 1999, we negotiated a new 39Z Bounder from LeMesa Rv in Mesa, AZ. The AZ sales tax was higher than our WI tax where I was going to register it. To pay the lower tax, we drove the new bounder to Blythe, CA and the salesman drove his car. Another buyer did the same with his new RV. We signed the papers and were given a 30 permit before a notary public and paid the dealer. When we got back to WI a month later, we registered and paid the lower WI sales tax. We spend about six months at our WI and the same in our AZ home. I've purchased vehicles from private parties in CA and AZ and no sales tax was required when I registered them in AZ. However, another big difference between the states is that the license fee in WI is $119/year for our 2013 Allegro Bus. In AZ, the fee is based on value. When new it would have been $6,000 and dropping 16.5% each year.
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I 1999, we negotiated a new 39Z Bounder from LeMesa Rv in Mesa, AZ. The AZ sales tax was higher than our WI tax where I was going to register it. To pay the lower tax, we drove the new bounder to Blythe, CA and the salesman drove his car. Another buyer did the same with his new RV. We signed the papers and were given a 30 permit before a notary public and paid the dealer. When we got back to WI a month later, we registered and paid the lower WI sales tax. We spend about six months at our WI and the same in our AZ home. I've purchased vehicles from private parties in CA and AZ and no sales tax was required when I registered them in AZ. However, another big difference between the states is that the license fee in WI is $119/year for our 2013 Allegro Bus. In AZ, the fee is based on value. When new it would have been $6,000 and dropping 16.5% each year.
That is crazy! 😩
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Old 06-13-2022, 05:01 PM   #59
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Sales tax

I bought 2 trailers in Ohio. One I titled in Texas and they collected the sales tax. The other I titled in New Mexico and paid the tax there. Ohio insists on titling them in Ohio but you have 45 days to move the title and registration to your home state to avoid Ohio tax. Not sure of it is the same for motorized vehicles.

From reading this thread I am guessing buying in California and returning to my home state could get me taxed in CA?
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I’m in AZ. No one has mentioned the city tax on a new RV. In my case, the city tax is 3%. Is that the norm?
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Iím in AZ. No one has mentioned the city tax on a new RV. In my case, the city tax is 3%. Is that the norm?
Quick answer - No

There is no norm, not only is every state different, throw counties and cities into the mix and there are countless variations and inconsistencies. The link below focuses on CA but lists the tax situation for many other states, including AZ:

https://justdownsize.com/what-is-the...in-california/

To make things even more complicated, in some places, RVs will be subject to annual personal property taxes as well (as differentiated from annual license fees). These rates can vary greatly. In CA there is none on RVs but there is on boats. Part of the annual license fees for RVs and other vehicles is value based at 0.65%. It starts with your purchase price and decreases annually thereafter.
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Each state is going to raise the funds needed to provide the services that everyone wants. They do it in different ways. As I mentioned the registration fee in AZ is based on value and WI is based on weight. However, in WI the tax on our home is $7400 while the tax on our AZ home is $2800. Both are of similar value. There's no free lunch. The state gets the money needed one way or the other.
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Each state is going to raise the funds needed to provide the services that everyone wants. They do it in different ways. As I mentioned the registration fee in AZ is based on value and WI is based on weight. However, in WI the tax on our home is $7400 while the tax on our AZ home is $2800. Both are of similar value. There's no free lunch. The state gets the money needed one way or the other.
And don't forget those states that don't have a personal income tax. Take a look at real estate taxes in TX which essentially help to "offset" that lack of an income tax. If you want road, schools, libraries, etc, someone still has to pay for them.
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