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mr_andyj

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Posted: 05/12/21 11:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

double post??

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Posted: 05/12/21 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Didn't take long before someone felt compelled to insert a political diatribe in this thread.





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gemsworld wrote:

Didn't take long before someone felt compelled to insert a political diatribe in this thread.

you are like the Kermit The Frog of the Forum World, and Miss Piggy also has nothing to do with the cost of bread these days

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More nonsense? Must be a slow day for you.

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In Florida you will pay sales tax on the total purchase cost of the RV or vehicle.
This tax is 6% to 8% depending on the county you live in. This is a one time tax. Then each year you will pay to renew the license plate which should be less then $100 dollars a year. If you rent a cheap place to live and establish Florida residency then you could apply for a Florida drivers license which you could use in all 50 states and Canada. Florida has no state income tax.


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mr_andyj wrote:

For Georgia you will pay a "sales tax" based on what the county thinks your vehicle is worth. You can get a lower valuation, but that requires getting someone official (repair shop) to write it up and for the county official to approve it, then send it to a higher-up to approve and a week later you get a modified valuation.

In Georgia the steps are: there are no steps. If it is a licensed/titled vehicle then you just pay for the new title and pay your tax. They issue you your license plate right there in person and all is good. You only need to have proof of insurance.
No inspection is necessary in GA.

The "sales tax" is 6% if I remember correctly.
certificate if applicable.

I have received conflicting info as to paying property tax in South Carolina.
I have never heard of "property tax" on non property, but am not from SC. Property is generally just land, not things. You will pay a tax one way or the other. 6% is not going to be far off no matter the state.
In Ga you pay 6% once, then about $20-40 each year after that which you own the vehicle.


In Georgia, on MOTORIZED vehicles, you will pay a ONE TIME TITLE TAX (currently 6.6%) when you go to apply for a title and registration. The Title tax is based on a standardized book value generated by the State of GA. It will NOT vary from County to County (or should not if they are doing the computer entries properly) it is based on a VIN number. If the VIN is for an INCOMPLETE vehicle (meaning a cab and chassis that the coach company fitted a body to) then the value may not be in the computer. If you have some special circumstance that you feel the value is much different than the book numbers, you go ahead and pay the tax, and file an appeal form with the tax commissioner, who passes this along to the county Board of Assessors, who handle the appeal and value of it. Every county BOA establishes their own procedures and processes for the appeal and value. We allowed office staff to make adjustments up to 25% of the book, more than that, they made a recommendation and it was decided upon in a BOA meeting. Again, the appeal always goes to the BOA, but each of the 159 counties handles that process differently. I sat on my county BOA for 15 years, most of that as the Chairman. We handled a good number of appeals, usually extremely high mileage vehicles, or ones with damage that were still drive-able. There is no sales tax on motorized vehicles.

After registering the vehicle, each year you pay a registration fee which is $20 for a car or light truck, and higher for heavier vehicles. You DO NOT pay a yearly Ad Valorem tax on MOTORIZED vehicles which you titled and registered after March 2013. If you own vehicles bought prior to that (I own two bought prior to that time) then you pay Ad Valorem tax EVERY year.

On trailers, you pay a tag fee and a fee to title the trailer (fairly minimal) and then pay an Ad Valorem tax, based on a book value. That tax will vary by the address used as every county has a different milage rate and then you have cities, fire districts, school tax, etc, all of this adds together to create a milage rate for a particular location. You pay the registration fee and the Ad Valorem tax each year on trailers and non-motorized vehicles.

In Georgia, you pay property tax on EVERYTHING except what is specifically exempt. Taxable property includes Real property (land) and Personal Property (boats, airplanes, other personal property that the aggerate total exceeds $7500) Your clothes and household items are exempt.

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As you can see from all of the responses it is not simple.

While it is nice of the friend to offer his address for you, having a rig resistered at his address that is not even owned by a US citizen could create problems for him with the IRS.

Many non US citizens create a LLC hosted in a state such as Montana. Easy to set up. No sales tax in Montana. No annual vehicle inspection. All done over the phone.

Your company owns the vehicle. The address of the host office is used for registration. Keep the vehicle wherever you like.


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What problem would he have with the IRS? The only thing I've ever worried about with a vehicle and the IRS is getting a refund on the yearly vehicle license fee.

As far as some of your other questions I'm not in Georgia, I'm in California which many members of this board seem to hate for one reason or another. But the answers are basically the same.

No State department of motor vehicles is going to ask if you are a legal resident or a vacationing tourist. They are going to take the paperwork, figure out the applicable fees based on the vehicle purchase price and the address you put on the form and register the vehicle in your name.

There might be a requirement for an emissions certification. As stated above, if you are buying a vehicle newer than 1995 the test is most likely going to be a computer check.

A caveat to the computer check is that an unscrupulous seller can clear the check engine light and sell the vehicle and then the light will come on a few days later. So before you buy the vehicle have them hook it up to the OBDC tester and show you on the screen that the emissions system is ready and passing and not waiting for all the sensors to read in. It can take days to weeks after the computer trouble codes are cleared for all the sensors to read in and satisfy the computer. So don't buy the story that the issue that caused the failure was fixed and the computer will eventually read all is good in a few days. If the code reader doesn't currently say the vehicle is passing inspection then don't consider buying the vehicle.

Yes you have to have insurance on the vehicle. Don't just settle for the minimum required insurance, For example in California the minimum required insurance is
$15,000 for injury/death to one person.
$30,000 for injury/death to more than one person.
$5,000 for damage to property.

For me personally I would never go with that low of insurance. Bumping up to a higher coverage is typically only a few dollars a month more.

The insurance carriers like Geico, Progressive, State Farm, Farmers, AAA, and many others will know what minimum coverage's are required for your state.

In the United States you only need insurance for the state you are registered in. The insurance will cover you no matter which state you are currently driving in. BUT it will not cover you outside the United States unless you ask for and pay more for coverage in the other country. Don't ask us, the agent you talk to on the phone will be able to tell you if they even cover travel outside the United States.


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A friend did this a couple years ago coming from France. DM me.


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OP gets solid advice from one who has done it then disappears.

You are welcome.

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