There are no TESLA stores in the state I live in. Initially sales invoice showed the sales tax of the state I am picking up because the Financing company I chose was also in the same state. After getting a loan from Aliant CU, I wasn't required to pay the sales tax for the state I was picking it up from. About months before picking up the P85D, I personally went to the local DMV and inquired about sales tax. Handed over the Vehicle quote. He said 6 % on the quoted price or 5 % on MSRP. I questioned him on the NADA value. He checked, told me it shows $ 82,000. I asked if I could pay 6 % on the $ 82,000. He said, "No, let me check", went to an officer behind, came back and said "No, it will be 6 % on the price you paid to the dealer. We wont use the NADA value". Questioned him several times and he insisted "No". Went to local DMV to title, register etc. The clerk asked for Sales Invoice as expected, I couldn't find the document in my folder and looked like I dropped it somewhere. She went to officer behind. Officer insisted on the invoice. I said I think I lost it. After several exchanges, she said "Go back and look for it first". I asked "What if I can't find it ?". She said, well...... then we will have to tax you on the retail value which would be more than what you paid. I asked "what would that be ?" The clerk checked, said $ 79,000. I said "can I just pay on that ?" She said "of course, sure" . Wanted to find out about other members experience and or thoughts on this.