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DC Sales Tax/Excise Tax Confusion

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Leopold, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Leopold

    Leopold Member

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    Hello all!

    I’m placing an order for a Model X on Wednesday and I’m a bit confused about the Sales Tax/Excise Tax situation for DC residents.

    First, excluding title registration, fees etc., am I going to pay a sales tax and an excise tax? Or are sales and excise tax different names for the same tax? As I understand it, DC has a Excise tax exemption for EV’s so does that mean I don’t pay sales tax on the purchase?

    Any DC residents out there that might shed some light on the subject?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fellsteruk

    Fellsteruk Active Member

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    I’m not sure sorry but someone will have the answer and post soon. Be sure to use a referral code when ordering for free super charging and credit.
     
  3. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    I believe it’s similar to Virginia where we pay a tax that looks like Sales Tax (4 and something %) but isn’t. And we don’t pay Sales tax on automobile purchases. This is the same for DC. And since EVs and Hybrids are exempt, yes, you don’t pay it in DC at all.

    Wish VA was as forward thinking to encourage adoption!
     
  4. Leopold

    Leopold Member

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    Yes. Thanks. Im using a friends referral code and ordering before the end of the month to get the added benefits.
     
  5. Leopold

    Leopold Member

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    DC is in many ways forward looking, but backwards in others. Don't get me started on how small business owners are put through the wringer.
     
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  6. Tecride

    Tecride New Member

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    Hi Leopold,
    Did you end up paying sales tax in DC? I know excise tax is exempt but didn't think sales tax was
     

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