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Sales Taxes Rate Increases in Calif 4/1

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by SMAlset, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

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    In anyone is wondering, California charges sales tax on vehicles based on the city of the registered owner. So making the purchase in a nearby town with a lower sales tax won't give you the benefit of a lower sales tax. :(
     
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    Great reason to take delivery in Orange County since the sales tax rate is "only" 7.75% vs. 9.75% in Santa Monica and selected other cities. That's $2,000 on a $100,000 Tesla. OUCH
     
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    CA car sales tax is collected based on your registered address so it doesn't save you any money by buying from a much lower tax town.
     
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    A bit off topic here but still on taxes in California...Gov. Brown wants to raise gas taxes by 12 cents or so as I understand. When gas hits $4-5 again, that will get more people into EVs I suspect. Of course if this new legislation proposal goes through they are also talking about EV owners paying an additional $100 for vehicle registration for use of the roads (since we don't pay for road through gasoline taxes) and an additional $ amount on a sliding scale based on the value of your car. This proposal just came out yesterday and is making the rounds in the news. Here's an LA Times article on it: California isn't waiting on Trump — Gov. Brown wants $5.2 billion a year in new taxes and fees to fix roads
     

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