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Delivery at HQ - TAX?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by K-MTG, Jul 30, 2017.

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  1. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Hi,

    I am a current Tesla owner in SoCal and plan to purchase a regular Model 3 with the premium package. My delivery estimate is December to February. I hope to take delivery by the end of the year so I could apply the $7500 TAX deduction for next year.

    From my understanding delivery at HQ will be sooner, however is it true that my sales TAX rate will be higher compared to delivery in SoCal (Costa Mesa SC)?

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  2. SoCalGuy

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    That's a good question - what is sales tax in Costa Mesa vs Fremont?
     
  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Found this online on the LATimes:

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    There's no advantage, in terms of sales tax, on where you go to buy a car. An Orange County resident who buys a car in Santa Monica will stay pay the Orange County sales tax rate. The sales tax rate is charged based on where the car will be registered. Find your sales tax rate here: maps.gis.ca.gov/boe/TaxRates/
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    Making sense of California's sales tax

    Just want to confirm accuracy
     
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  4. DR61

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    I have purchased many cars away from my home county in California. Sales tax was always calculated on my home address.
     
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  5. Jeffgtx

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    Correct. When buying a car in fremont they will calculate tax based on your home CA zip.
     
  6. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    I think you're referring to the $7500 Federal tax CREDIT, NOT a deduction.
     
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    in most places in the US the taxes are applied by where the car is registered, so regardless of the delivery point the taxes applied will be applied at the rate of where the car is registered.
    I registered my first tesla in NJ which doesn't a sales tax on EVs, however tesla mandated that the car be delivered in NJ for me to register it there.
     
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    How long do you have to take delivery after the car is ready?
     
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    Do you have to pay taxes on the $1,000 delivery & document fee?
     
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    I also want to do a factory pick-up/tour. Yes, tax is always calculated by address/county of residence.
     
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    On my last California car purchase in 2016, tax was calculated on total price including all fees OTHER than government fees (license, etc.).
     

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