max225 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 am
Zillon wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:39 am
Wrong. If it’s a dealer, they should do registration and taxes for you.
NC is unique because you have property tax on motor vehicles, which Max doesn’t have in Cali. Just the 10% sales tax.
We do out of state registrations all the time, we collect and remit taxes to the state of registration. It’s how it works.
You won’t get double taxed.
I am getting tons of mixed messages from you guys. What do you suggest is the appropriate action?
The first quote was 25,600 otd on a 21,900 vehicle.
#1) Dealer will usually handle your taxes and registration, but it depends on the purchaser's state of registration. It may take a while for the reg, being out of state, but you may not have to handle this yourself when the car arrives back in Cali. You'll just need to get it smogged. If the smogging is conditional for the registration work, then you'll have to get it done and send them back the inspection report so that they can complete the registration process.
The other option is see if they'll not collect sales tax/reg and let you handle it on your own, which may be the case with Cali.
#2) Focus on the OTD number. You know their doc fee, you know what CA registration should be (approx.), you know your sales tax rate. Work backwards and build up your final OTD number off including all those figures and just say, look - I need to be here OTD. However you get there, I don't care. But this is where the deal is. And
Once you start bickering over the doc fee, the dealer will go, "Sorry sir, but everyone pays this fee," and
on you. Doc fees are non negotiable once you try to negotiate them. If you're able to find out the doc fee, you can target an OTD price that effectively negotiates most of it out.