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    In AZ there are monthly Cars & Coffee meets where any big dollar car is sporting a Montana plate. You can google up Montana license plate LLC and get info on how a lawyer there will fix you up with a LLC and register your car real cheap. But.... you risk a problem with your insurance company voiding your policy when they find out your doing this when you get in an accident.
    Montana plate Scam
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebDF-C7GJec

    AZ charges $2.80 license tax on every $100 of car value (a cars MSRP base price is reduced 15% per year) Figuring $2,800 per $100,000 A $2,500,000 Pangani (yes there is one here) would cost you $70,000 first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    AZ charges $2.80 license tax on every $100 of car value (a cars MSRP base price is reduced 15% per year) Figuring $2,800 per $100,000 A $2,500,000 Pangani (yes there is one here) would cost you $70,000 first year.
    So do you figure the state legislators just figured that if you could afford a $2.5 million car you could afford the $70,000? Or do you figure they just never envisioned someone having a $2.5 million car so they neglected to put a cap on the tax?

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    A commentator on the local news brought up an interesting comment. He said the new fee is tied to the yearly budget. Now we know what happens every year to budgets. So this year it is $32, next year maybe $38, next $45and so on. I do not know of any cap on this fee.

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    Just stealing a little more of your freedom every day, slow and steady wins the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    So do you figure the state legislators just figured that if you could afford a $2.5 million car you could afford the $70,000? Or do you figure they just never envisioned someone having a $2.5 million car so they neglected to put a cap on the tax?
    A friend sums it up this way..... If you cannot afford the tax to drive it.... you can`t afford to own it.

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    Re: Arizona Registration

    John U -

    How does AZ determine the value of the car? I`m likely moving there in the next 2-3 years max, and want to start saving money awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonjuan View Post
    John U -

    How does AZ determine the value of the car? I`m likely moving there in the next 2-3 years max, and want to start saving money awhile.

    Gordon
    Arizona Vehicle License Tax

    The state also charges a vehicle license tax (VLT) at every registration and renewal. This tax is assessed for each $100 of your vehicle`s value. Note that the value of your vehicle is calculated as 60% of the original manufacturer`s retail price, and that total will be lowered by 16.25% at every registration renewal.

    For each $100 of the vehicle`s value, you will be assessed:

    New vehicles: $2.80.
    Used vehicles: $2.89.
    Alternative Fuel Vehicle: $4.


    Cars over 4 model years old need a yearly smog check.

    One nice thing is that you pay no sales tax when buying a used car from a private party.

    https://www.dmv.org/az-arizona/car-registration.php

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    Wait a minute--you mean you pay that $70K every year?? Lowered by the 16.25% of course, but that`s still crazy, I thought that was a one-time charge. Here in NJ our registration fees are based on the weight class of the vehicle, but we do have to pay sales tax on new and used vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Wait a minute--you mean you pay that $70K every year?? Lowered by the 16.25% of course, but that`s still crazy, I thought that was a one-time charge. Here in NJ our registration fees are based on the weight class of the vehicle, but we do have to pay sales tax on new and used vehicles.
    Yup, every year - 16.25%. And that`s on top of your initial sales tax if purchased new......
    In Arizona, the sales tax for cars is 5.6%, but some counties charge an additional 0.7%. Some cities can charge up to 2.5% on top of that.

    On a $100,000 new car figure an extra $10,000 if you`re in a "max tax" city.

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    This is too much math for me.

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    Having lived in many different states now, four in just the past five years alone. Let me say this about taxes. With the exception of just a few states ( which are noticeably much higher) overall the taxes you pay are not much different from state to state. The difference is in what they choose to tax. Move to a state with no income tax (whoohoo). Not really, you then pay much higher property tax, sales tax, sales tax on food. Move to another state and think oh I`m going to be spending less on tax. Come to find out now personal property tax is crazy there, plus every county and city can charge sales tax too. When you move you`re changing one high tax for another one. Let`s face it, the real reality is if they didn`t use tax dollars so frivolously it wouldn`t feel as horrible. This misuse of taxation has been taking place since biblical times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    Yup, every year - 16.25%. And that`s on top of your initial sales tax if purchased new......
    In Arizona, the sales tax for cars is 5.6%, but some counties charge an additional 0.7%. Some cities can charge up to 2.5% on top of that.

    On a $100,000 new car figure an extra $10,000 if you`re in a "max tax" city.
    Wow that sucks. It used to be similar here in GA, but never that high. The 7% they hit you here when you purchase a new or used vehicle is fair (I guess) except taxing a vehicle every time it is sold is not right or fair. There needs to be some kind of relief from taxing the same piece of property over and over. Once the tax is paid at new purchase that should be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    Wow that sucks. It used to be similar here in GA, but never that high. The 7% they hit you here when you purchase a new or used vehicle is fair (I guess) except taxing a vehicle every time it is sold is not right or fair. There needs to be some kind of relief from taxing the same piece of property over and over. Once the tax is paid at new purchase that should be it.
    AZ does not tax private party sales. Buy a new or used car from a dealer you pay sales tax.

 

 
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