Sales tax on car bought in CT for FL delivery?


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Martin

I'm a FL resident temporarily in CT. I want to buy a new
car from a dealer here in CT before I leave and have it
delivered in FL. I know I will have to pay sales tax in FL
when it's registered but I don't want to have to pay it in
CT also. Would anyone know how this could be arranged? Or
know where I can find the official CT position on this kind
of transaction?
 
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bono9763

Don't know how this would work in CT, but I bought a car in
AZ and had it transported to NM, where I reside. The car
dealer filled out a form certifying that the car was being
transported out of state, so I didn't have to pay sales tax
in AZ. I payed the tax when I registered it in NM.
 
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San Diego CPA

Martin said:
I'm a FL resident temporarily in CT. I want to buy a new
car from a dealer here in CT before I leave and have it
delivered in FL. I know I will have to pay sales tax in FL
when it's registered but I don't want to have to pay it in
CT also. Would anyone know how this could be arranged? Or
know where I can find the official CT position on this kind
of transaction?
if you simply put the order in for the car in CT but take
delivery in FL, you won't have to pay CT sales tax (and the
dealer should know this). If you receive the car in CT,
you'll pay sales tax there.
 
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Martin

if you simply put the order in for the car in CT but take
delivery in FL, you won't have to pay CT sales tax (and the
dealer should know this). If you receive the car in CT,
you'll pay sales tax there.
I've since been told that the CT dealer can execute a form
(CERT 125) saying that I didn't pay the CT tax and I would
then pay the FL tax when I registered the car in FL. I
would get an in-transit tag. In the meantime, I found also
that if one buys a car in CT and for whatever reason the
dealer decides he must charge the CT use tax, he can supply
a form (AU-677) which certifies that it was paid and that
FL, as well as other states, will credit it against their
tax providing it's within 6 months of the sale. The amount
happens to be the same in FL as it is in CT. I confirmed
this with the FL tax people.
 
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Katie

if you simply put the order in for the car in CT but take
delivery in FL, you won't have to pay CT sales tax (and the
dealer should know this). If you receive the car in CT,
you'll pay sales tax there.
CT sales tax does not apply to a vehicle delivered in CT to
a nonresident who does not register the vehicle in CT. As
long as the buyer completes the appropriate paperwork and
gives it to the dealer, there is no CT tax.

The purchaser will pay use tax when he registers the vehicle
in Florida.

Katie in San Diego
 
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Paul Trynoski

if you simply put the order in for the car in CT but take
delivery in FL, you won't have to pay CT sales tax (and the
dealer should know this). If you receive the car in CT,
you'll pay sales tax there.
We live in Florida but looked at new cars in New York last
year. The dealer there said that if we took delivery in New
York but titled the car in Florida, we would pay only the
Florida sales tax. They said they would issue a transport
permit which would require titling in Florida within a
certain amount of time.

We ended up coming back to Florida and buying a car across
the state line in Alabama. We took delivery at the
dealership in Alabama, paid no sales tax at the time of
purchase, drove the car home on a dealer's tag, took the
bill of sale to our county tax collector, and paid Florida
sales tax and title and tag fees.

Don't know the rules in CT but I'd guess they have similar
procedures.
 
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