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EAP at purchase or later > sales tax implications

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Chrisrok64, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Chrisrok64

    Chrisrok64 Member

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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
     
  2. IdaX

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    Unless the sales tax is over 20%, it's cheaper to buy it with the car.
     
  3. Gen3Joe

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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?
     
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    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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