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Hi,

I'm consider buying an MDX from a dealer located in another state & have it ship via trucking company(FL to NY):

1)do I still have to pay sales tax in dealer's state?

2)what kind of extra paperwork or things I have to do as compare to buying it within same state?

3)any precaution or suggention regarding picking trucking company?

Appreciate anyone with similar experience to share your thought.


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I could not answer the 2nd two, but you will have to pay the sales tax in NY only.
 

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You'll need to pay tax in your state. You CAN get the FL dealer to pay the tax for you (sometimes this can help with financing, especially when you want to have the tax included in a financed amount.) (Actually, I had purchased a car for a business on Jan 29, 2000 in CO and wanted the tax paid at that time. I paid the dealer, then he cut a check for my state's tax department- Calif. 1000 mile drive, was home in 20 hours)

Why not drive the car? Then you get to inspect it. If you don't inspect it you'll never know who messed up (if there is a scratch). If you can get the dealer to deliver it to you in NY (ie they contract for the delivery, even at your expoense) then it is still theirs until you accept it. UNLIKELY.

I'd NEVER do it. Fly down Friday midday. Do the paperwork, drive home over the weekend... or find a dealer in VA......(or anywhere closer)

Ard

I want to see the vehicle, then I'll drive it.
 

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Definitely have to pay in your home state. I have gone through this twice in the last year. If you don't finance you may get away not paying the tax up front at the dealership. A week and half ago I flew to Winston Salem, NC to pick up my new Toyota Tundra and because I financed part of it they were required to collect the tax and title fees. I believe it’s the lenders way of insuring the title work is done and the lien applied. I just got the check back from them yesterday which is made out to the Ohio DMV. The only thing bad about this is they have your money for a couple weeks and you don’t.

Good luck.
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The other bad thing is when they hold the tax, and send you a check in 45 days (because THEIR state allows 60 days to register)

Problem is YOUR state only allows 20, and YOUR state hits you with a $300 penalty... I got the dealer to pay the penalty...

Make sure you know the time limits. Log onto your state's website.

Ard
 
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