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Question about enabling autopilot after purchase

zaeem

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Mar 29, 2018
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Toronto
Hey guys,

I received my Model 3 invite a couple days ago (day 1 online - non owner) and I was wondering about taxes on autopilot. I'm not sure if autopilot is something I need at the moment and I am considering getting it enabled in a year or so. Since the autopilot activation is done over the air via a software update, I was wondering if Tesla charges tax on autopilot if you enable it after as it's not a physical purchase.
 

pmich80

Between U and me I'm giddy waitin' for the Model ≡
Mar 21, 2016
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Toronto
Hey guys,

I received my Model 3 invite a couple days ago (day 1 online - non owner) and I was wondering about taxes on autopilot. I'm not sure if autopilot is something I need at the moment and I am considering getting it enabled in a year or so. Since the autopilot activation is done over the air via a software update, I was wondering if Tesla charges tax on autopilot if you enable it after as it's not a physical purchase.

I originally purchased auto pilot on Tuesday when i configured but last night i called in to remove it. It was just too expensive at nearly $7,500.00 (after tax) Like you, i'll be getting it a couple years which isn't what i hoped for originally but at least we have the option to buy it later. It'll be almost $1,500 difference by then.
 
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zaeem

Member
Mar 29, 2018
23
11
Toronto
I originally purchased auto pilot on Tuesday when i configured but last night i called in to remove it. It was just too expensive at nearly $7,500.00 (after tax) Like you, i'll be getting it a couple years which isn't what i hoped for originally but at least we have the option to buy it later. It'll be almost $1,500 difference by then.

I called Tesla to confirm that taxes apply despite the fact it's essentially a digital download purchase. As you mentioned, the difference is turning out to be about $1500 I'm thinking of biting the bullet and adding it in now.
 

johndorian

Member
Mar 25, 2018
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GTA
I called Tesla to confirm that taxes apply despite the fact it's essentially a digital download purchase. As you mentioned, the difference is turning out to be about $1500 I'm thinking of biting the bullet and adding it in now.

Digital vs physical product is not what determines if taxes are charged...
 
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