We are South Dakota residents but are currently in North Carolina for the next few weeks. We have found a MH we are considering but would be tagging in North Carolina due to time constraints. I would be renewing the tags in South Dakota when they are due next year. Has anyone else done this? If so, did you encounter any problems with taxes paid in another state when you went to register the rig. An added benefit is North Carolina's sales tax structure. Any item over $50,000 pays a flat $1,500 sales tax, which is pretty enticing, and is less than what we'd pay in SD.
Your thoughts are appreciated.
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The above answer is golden... but here's one additional point: Just get a temporary paper tag in NC so that you can drive for a month (or whatever their time frame is) while you're doing the SD paperwork. That's what we did as VA residents when buying in AL.
FWIW - We are fulltimers and are Florida residents. When we bought our 5th wheel in Arizona, we contacted Florida and mailed them the required documents, plus a check for sales tax & registration. In just a few days, we received a Florida license plate in the mail. It was very easy to handle.
I am not familiar with SD law, but maybe something like that would work for you too.
We are SD residents and just purchased an RV while in NC. We titled the vehicle in SD by using our mail service, Alternative Resources in Sioux Falls, to do the onsite leg work at DMV. As a result, we were required to pay 3% SD tax. If you purchase the vehicle in NC with a NC title, you will be required to pay NC tax. Subsequently, if you re-title in SD, you will be required to show proof of having paid a 3% tax. If you have paid at least 3% tax SD waives any additional tax at time of title. If you paid less than 3%, you are required to pay the difference to SD. When we first moved to SD and titled our NC vehicles in SD, the taxes were waived because we had paid 3% in NC.
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x3. We just bought a car in SC and had Alternative Resources handle all of the paper work in SD. Call AR and talk to Karen, she will email you all of the forms you need and then she will walk you through filling all of them out and will figure out what you will owe for taxes, tags, etc. Then you can send her the paperwork and a money order and she does the rest. She is very helpful.
The one thing I would caution you about -- make sure both of you sign all of the paper work and that all paperwork is signed. The dealership didn't have us sign the mileage statement, so we had to have a power of attorney signed so AR could do all of the paperwork.
Plus, insist they get the paperwork done and sent to SD immediately, the dealership was really slow and didn't get everything done promptly, which cost us extra to the state of SD.