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Posted: 04/08/12 02:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TripleE wrote:

We are residents of South Dakota and just purchased a motorhome in Calif. We had to take delivery out of Calif so that we didn't have to pay CA sales tax. The dealership arranged for a driver to take the rig into Arizona and we finished the paperwork there. We then faxed all our paperwork to SD and paid the tax there. Each state has different rules on out of state purchases so make sure you talk to someone at the dealership


Just curious, why did you come to California to buy? Did you get a better deal here?


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oregon has no sales tax so you would only have mt to deal with

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If you are buying from a DEALER almost every state requires the dealer to collect THAT STATES taxes.


This information is wrong. Just the opposite is true. MOST states are reciprocal states, and collect no sales tax for other-state registrations. CA is one exception, and there may be others, but very few, if any.

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I think you will find that most dealers are very familiar with Montana purchasers due to the fair number of people who use MT LLC's to register their vehicles. If you are a Montana resident with MT drivers licenses there should be no issue. Some states, such as California, have unique sales tax requirements. Most states provide a transport license or you get the plates in MT before you pick up your rig.


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If you are buying from a DEALER almost every state requires the dealer to collect THAT STATES taxes. If your home state is charges MORE, you get a credit for what you've already paid. If they charge LESS you're out of luck, but you'll get the credit for what was owed. That said, almost every dealer I've talked to will deliver it out of state for you. We lived in California, bought in Arizona, took delivery in New Mexico and registered it in South Dakota. If we took delivery in California I would have had to pay Ca. taxes. However, since we were selling our home there and going full time, I took delivery in New Mexico.

One word of caution: If you are taking delivery OUT OF STATE, get a form documenting you've taken delivery out of state and have it signed by the dealer and get it NOTARIZED. That way there can be no dispute as to where the motorhome was delivered to YOU...covering all bases...just sayin....Dennis


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Thanks, all. Yes, looked @ Bretz w/ no luck. Didn't consider that they could bring something in for us. Assuming there would be a delivery charge for that, tho?

Another question - does anyone have any recommendations for a great RV service center in the MT, WA, OR, or ID areas, which is where we will mainly be traveling? How does Bretz stack up for service? Mowermech, what's your MT experience?

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I just purchased a new RV in Florida in February. Did not pay sales tax because I had to pay in Kentucky. Had to wait for the certificate of origin before I could pay taxes and license in Kentucky. Took about two or three weeks. Dealer would not release until they got there money from bank and all documents were signed.


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TripleE wrote:

We are residents of South Dakota and just purchased a motorhome in Calif. We had to take delivery out of Calif so that we didn't have to pay CA sales tax. The dealership arranged for a driver to take the rig into Arizona and we finished the paperwork there. We then faxed all our paperwork to SD and paid the tax there. Each state has different rules on out of state purchases so make sure you talk to someone at the dealership


This absolutely is the way CA works, if you "complete" the purchase, i.e. take delivery inside CA you pay CA sales tax. Common to take delivery in NV. Other choice is buy in a state with no sales tax.

Like OR or TX.


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We spend a couple of months in CA each winter to visit family and friends. We found a new to us RV that we liked and purchased it. My DH had checked online for the type he wanted and this one fit the bill.


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Actually, I have very little experience with having work done on an RV in Montana.
I have never had to avail myself of such services.
I have heard that Pierce RV here in Billing has a good service department, but I have no experience with them other than buying parts. The people I have talked to there seem to be very knowledgeable, though.
Have you tried them for an RV? They have a large inventory, usually.
IMO, one should avoid the use of the term "MOST". It is often inaccurate.
NO, in Montana you cannot get the plates before you pick up the rig, unless you have ALL the paperwork in hand when you go to the courthouse. You MUST transfer the title at the same time you get the registration and license plates! In order to get the plates before picking up the rig, you would have to make the deal, get all the papers, go to the courthouse in YOUR HOME COUNTY (you have to have a local address to do the transfer), do the title transfer, get the registration and license plates, then go back to get the rig. Montana law specifies that you have 40 days to drive with just the Bill Of Sale while you get the paperwork done.
Yes, California could be called "unique". If you purchase from a dealer, you WILL pay all taxes and registration costs, then you will get a CA title in your name. Then you can take that title to Montana, transfer it, and get your MT registration and plates. Been there, did that. twice. Then, a year or so later, you just might get a nasty-gram from CA DMV telling you that you are liable for all sorts of penalties for not renewing your CA registration. I had that happen once, too!
If purchasing from a private party in CA, the seller signs the title over to you (a Notary is not required) and gives it to you, then you go home to Montana and transfer the title and get the registration/plates. The CA DMV never gets involved in a private party sale to an out of state buyer. Been there, did that, too.
If you trade a MT licensed vehicle in, they will try to keep your MT plates. DO NOT allow it! Those plates belong to YOU, CA can not keep them! CA may try to push the issue, but if you push back they will eventually look it up and say "Oh, yeah, that's right!" Been there, did that, too!


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