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Georgia's New Title Tax - Opt In?

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by ElSupreme, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Has anyone opted into the new Georgia Title Tax?

    How easy was it. There is now an explicit exemption to cars bought outside of Georgia so there should be no hangups about opting in.

    The instruction document is here: http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/motor/DealerSection/forms/pdf/Information%20Bulletin_HB266Opt-In.pdf

    • It says you need to bring the following to your local Tag Office:
    • Bill of sale, or other proof of paying Georgia sales tax. (Only sales tax paid to Georgia will be accepted)
    • Opt-in form MV-14 (http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/forms/pdf/motor/MV-14.pdf). It says availaible at Tag Office, so you can probably fill this out on site as it is pretty simple.
    • Payment in case of any balance due. Georgia will not refund any money in any case.



    The whole process seems pretty simple. I probably owe about $500 or so. I'll probably wait until May so the Tag Office has this whole procedure down and I don't run into any problems. Unless someone has already done it and it was painless.
     
  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow S105/ Roadster 189

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    I had absolutely no problem opting in my Model S and my Nissan Leaf both were purchased in 2012. The person at the counter knew exactly what was going on and processed it smoothly.
     
  3. biggator

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    When I registered, I wasn't given a choice.. I had to pay the whole tax up front.
     
  4. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Yes it switched over March 1, 2013. Before that you couldn't pay up front, afterwards you had to. If you bought a car in 2012 you can 'opt in' in the 12 months following Mar 1, 2013.

    I really don't want to pay ad valorem tax every year I own my Model S.
     

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