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EAP at purchase or later > sales tax implications

Chrisrok64

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Apr 9, 2016
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I live in California. Has anyone calculated if it is less expensive to purchase EAP after car purchase? Does the $1,000 extra fee more expensive than CA sales tax? I don't think it would be but wondering if anyone made a comparison?

I'm going with Red, LR, 19", PIP

Thanks,

Chris
 

Gen3Joe

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Mar 19, 2016
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I live in California. Has anyone calculated if it is less expensive to purchase EAP after car purchase? Does the $1,000 extra fee more expensive than CA sales tax? I don't think it would be but wondering if anyone made a comparison?

I'm going with Red, LR, 19", PIP

Thanks,

Chris

California sales tax is 7.25%. It's not even close but you will pay it either way so does it matter?
 

PhaseWhite

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Aug 12, 2017
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California sales tax is 7.25%. It's not even close but you will pay it either way so does it matter?

As others have pointed out you pay tax either way. Where this is a real issue is in states that charge property or hefty registration fees based on the price of the car.

PRO TIP: Tesla will sell you EAP the same day you take delivery as an add on for the same price if you ask resulting in a lower purchase price on the books. You can even pay with a reward crefit card ;)
 
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