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sueh

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Hello,
  When purchasing an rv from a private seller, that is parked at a site, not taken on the road,  is a sales tax required?
Thanks, Sue
 

Tom

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If you register it, your DMV may charge the sales tax. That's how it works in California.
 

RVMommaTo6

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If it's never registered for the road, you'll never pay tax on it. That's the only way they know you bought it.
 

dverstra

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I assume that you would want a title for it. To get a title, you usually have to deal with the DMV. Hence, I think you will pay your taxes.
 

UTTransplant

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As others have said, you will pay tax when you transfer the title. You don?t necessarily have to pay for tags (license plates) though. The seller does not collect the tax. That is done at your local DMV when you transfer the title.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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Don't worry. If you received your vehicle title and tags, you can be confident all the legal necessities have been observed.

The point here is that each state has its own tax rules and and a set of procedure for issuing vehicle titles, collecting any taxes or fees that apply, etc.  Most of them won't issue the final documents unless and until you can show that all relevant taxes have been paid.
 

Gizmo

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Some states wont charge taxes if taxes have been paid in another state, in absence of documentation showing that taxes have been paid you will most likely have to pay taxes when you register it.
 

grashley

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There are two separate taxes collected in KY.  Sales tax is paid when you apply for a title.  If you already own the trailer, and transfer the title into KY, you must have proof sales taxes were paid in excess of what would be due now, or you pay the tax.

In KY, there is a personal property tax that is due whether or not you license the vehicle, and is collected with the license plate purchase.
 
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