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Washington EV sales tax exemption and the Model 3

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by 2early4flapjacks, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. 2early4flapjacks

    Mar 5, 2016
    Maple Valley, Wa
    Since the sales tax exemption appears to have passed, I'm trying to get a better understanding how this will apply to the Model 3. The way I understand it is that there is no sales tax up to $35,000. From what I also understand is that if the cost of the car is over $35,000, then you have to pay sales tax. So my questions are...

    1. If someone orders a Model 3 stripper and then orders floor mats are they now on the hook for sales tax for everything?

    2. Or are options not counted in the cost of the car?
  2. melindav

    melindav ☰ reserved

    Apr 10, 2016
    Vancouver, WA
    It's up to $32,000 exempt, not $35,000. So you pay tax on the amount beyond $32,000, and to qualify for the exemption, the BASE PRICE of the vehicle needs to be no more than $42,500 - so the Model ☰, Bolt, i3, etc but not a Model S or X.

    ETA: Here's also a link to the thread from earlier this year when it was revised to include cars up to $42,500 base price.
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