TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Delivery options for Boise?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Vic_F, May 11, 2018.

  1. Vic_F

    Vic_F Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Roseville, CA
    We will be moving to Boise soon and would like to pay sales tax in Idaho vs. our current state. Has anyone in Boise taken delivery in Portland or Salt Lake? The remote delivery transfers liability for issues to the 3rd party transport which could be a nightmare.
     
  2. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Messages:
    3,130
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Generally, I think almost all owners here just have them delivered; don't really see where the nightmare comes in. I know people frequently don't pick up in California because they require the sales tax right there, but I don't think most states are that way, so you probably could pick up in Oregon or Utah and then bring it back to Idaho--might need to research it for those states specifically. I had it delivered here four years ago, and the sales tax was due when I went to the Idaho DMV to register it.
     
  3. Vic_F

    Vic_F Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Roseville, CA
    @Rocky_H Thanks for the reply. Perhaps I am overly nervous about damage in transit. Since Oregon is a no sales tax state I was thinking of picking up there. I will be calling Tesla this week to see what they advise.
     
  4. PLUS EV

    PLUS EV Running on Empty

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    Messages:
    3,212
    Location:
    Seattle
    You aren't going to get out of paying sales tax by taking delivery in Oregon unless you can also register it to an Oregon address. If it were as easy as taking delivery in Oregon, we would all be taking delivery there lol.
     
    • Informative x 1
  5. Vic_F

    Vic_F Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Roseville, CA
    Looking to take delivery at a Tesla facility and pay tax only in Idaho
     
  6. MikeR2k

    MikeR2k Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    22
    Location:
    Hayden, ID
    Make sure to report back with their response.... I'm in the same boat, I don't mind taking a roadtrip and would prefer getting the full delivery experience.
     
  7. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Messages:
    3,130
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    That is going to be the case almost everywhere. California seems to be very unusual and notorious in forcing people to pay sales tax there just for picking a car up. The majority of states seem to hold that if you don't register the car there, you don't pay the sales tax there.
     
  8. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Messages:
    3,130
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Well, that's why transport companies have insurance. And it's Tesla that has a contract with the transport company, so if something happens, they have an issue to work out between them; that's not on you to deal with.
     
  9. Vic_F

    Vic_F Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Roseville, CA
    The Portland delivery center Delivery Specialist I spoke to said taking delivery in Oregon is no problem and they can issue a 21 day use permit for travel to Idaho. He stated that it can take 10 days to get title documents when paying cash. I did not ask for details with a loan. If I pay in full in advance they may be able to supply title docs at time of delivery.
     
  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    8,132
    Location:
    Maine
    Massachusetts is the same as California, which is annoying for people in northern New England.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC