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Please help.

I am negotiating to buy a 2004 Prius from California. I live in Illinois.

The California delaer wants me to pay California sales tax.

The State of Illinois will charge me sales tax when I register the Prius.

Do I get 'double taxed' or should the California dealer not charge me for sales tax?

Hopefully someone can offer an explanation help soon. I do not want to miss this one.

Thanks. Yes, I am a Newbie.

Fishlip :)
 

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I don't know the specifics of either California or Illinois tax codes, but I bought in Indiana and live in Ohio. The dealer in Indiana did not charge Indiana sales tax, and I paid the Ohio tax when I transferred the registration. Good luck with your situation.
 

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False alarm.

California dealership realizes they should not charge the sales tax.

Illinois will clip me upon registration.

But looks like we'll have our Prius in under two weeks!

Thanks.

Fishlip :D
 

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Michigan Texas

I bought in michigan and paid the 6% tax there in order to get the registration.

I live in Texas.

They(Texas and Michigan) have some kind of reciprocity worked out

Here the taxes are 6.25 %

Had to pay the difference (0.25%) and show the michigan registration to get it registered here.

Conclusion
If CA taxes are higher then dont get it registered there but get a copy of the title.

Drive it home or ship it home and do the rest from home.
 

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Toyota of Long Beach handled the transaction @ MSRP.

However, had to pay $3000 for chrome wheels, which would have cost half as much if privately installed post-sale.

Salesman, Richard Garcia, handled the transaction rather exceptionally. Would highly recommend him.

Freight company DAS handling truck transport from CA to IL. Rates very reasonable.

Sorry you missed the trade, but happy to have my new baby.

Good luck!

Fishlip :D
 
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