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Out of state CPO owners who bought in New Jersey

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by mackeymax, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. mackeymax

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    Just put a deposit down on a CPO P85 looking for delivery second week of May. Is there anyone out there that has taking advantage of the no sales tax incentive or had any issues registering it in NJ and then moving back to your home state?
     
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    AFAIK taxes are collected based on your state of residence, not where the car is purchased. I bought my first tesla in NJ but I owned property there so I took advantage of that fact and registered my car to a NJ address and kept the NJ tags on it until I could transfer the registration to FLA tax free.
     
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    Do you have a NJ license and residence and to register it at?
     
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    I do fly up from fl to nj frequently to my parents house which was my former address but they still own it. I have no problem registering in nj at that address and then paying to register it in fl when I head back in a few weeks. I wouldn't think there is a wait to transfer though. Where are you in FLA?
     
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    Have a FL DL but I can register it at the NJ address of my parents then transfer regist. back to FL.
     
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    Here are the links to the NJ tax code on this. I read it over and I don't see any specific prohibition against out of state purchasers but I'm no tax expert. It may say it somewhere else.

    NJ Division of Taxation - Sales Tax Exemption - Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)

    This is the form you would sign which does request your drivers license details. I assume yours is from Florida.
    http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/sales/st4.pdf

    I would think a simple call to the NJ sales office to ask if a FL resident can buy a car in NJ and not pay tax would answer your question. The document is retained by the Seller (Tesla) so I bet they already have a policy on it.
     
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    To register a vehicle in NJ you would need to have a NJ Drivers license. If you are willing to temporarily give up your FL license and get a NJ License it might work but would seem like a lot of extra work. The vehicle to get the savings would need to be registered in NJ.
     
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    I spoke with my local dmv in fl and as long as I have the bill of sale, car title, and vehicle to have vin checked they have no problem registering it. I asked my Tesla contact in NJ since they will be doing the paperwork, but they couldn't give me a concrete answer. But I'll give them what they need to register in nj except my fl dl which shouldn't be a problem. Tried calling the dmv in nj and put on forever hold, some things don't change up there! :(
     
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    Well I hope NJ DMV is willing to play because my CPO advisor said it should work out... I'm picking the car up in Paramus, NJ and will be registering it in Alaska where I live... Both states have no sale taxes on Tesla's
     
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    Florida Dept. of Revenue - Consumer Information

    Governments have figured out that people might try this kind of tax avoidance so generally set quite significant out-of-state ownership and use periods.
     
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    I don't think the NJ DMV would really be involved in this case.

    You're not registering the car in NJ are you? Are you driving it back to Alaska? Or just registering it there but keeping it in NJ?

    The only involvement of the NJ DMV in this case, as far as I can tell, would be issuing the temporary tags so you can drive it until you get your Alaska plates.

    I bought my car from the Mt. Kisco center in NY, but it came with NJ temp tags until I got my CT plates.
     
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    I was actually considering having my parents (who live in NJ) title and register my P85D I just bought to save the CT sales tax.

    Then six months or so down the road sell it to me for $1 as an immediate family member where CT has a sales tax exception for family member auto transfers.

    But I really didn't want my parents to know or find out what I paid for the car, so I just paid the full CT sales tax.
     
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    The issue is Tesla cant just sell you the car without registering it for you. They do all the paperwork for you. If you buy it and they sell it to you in another state you will be liable for paying the tax when you register it in your state. You can only get away without paying the tax if you transfer the registration which means it first needs to be registered in NJ.
     
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    If you want to avoid paying the sales tax you will have to wait 6 months and a day to register the car in fla
     
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    This is not correct you do not need a nj drivers license to register the car there
     
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    That's exactly what he's trying to do.
     
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    No, I want to register the car in AK and drive it back to AK... slowly. It really depends on the state, I've done it in WA and TN, and I know that that is a no go in many states....like CA and MA.
     
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    FLDL issued confirmed, no problem with out of state...did you have to wait 6 months as well? Thanks to all for the info!!! Still have a lot of time to kill before the certification/inspection is done. Wondered what the timeline is for the DS to contact me initially?

    Patiently killing time...:)
     
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    picking up in Paramus as well, what was the last five of your VIN# of the model you reserved, what was their delivery date?
     
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    It's only been a few business days since I placed my deposit on the CPO. I'm still waiting to hear from a delivery specialist... they say it takes 4-6 weeks to get the car ready....I've vacationing in New England in late may, so fingers crossed. last 5 of VIN: 32086.
     

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