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tigers84
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How much does it cost to get your license plate changed?



Need to get mine switched to Louisiana






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Lsut81
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Need to get mine switched to Louisiana


Should just have to pay the registration fee... think its like $42 for 2 yrs






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Spankum
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think its like $42 for 2 yrs


$1,100 per year in MS.....






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baytiger
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Should just have to pay the registration fee... think its like $42 for 2 yrs


I actually need to do that too... its independent of the value of the car?






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Fat Man
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Ooh, not good. As I recall, and this could have changed, state charges you sales tax on your vehicle to register it in state i.e. 4 or 5% of value of vehicle.

Better to get another license plate in your other state or just buy a new / different vehicle.






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PJinAtl
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Does Louisiana not have an ad valorum tax that you have to pay when you get/renew your tag?





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baytiger
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Ooh, not good. As I recall, and this could have changed, state charges you sales tax on your vehicle to register it in state i.e. 4 or 5% of value of vehicle.


are you fricking serious?






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Fat Man
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Yes, I'm serious. And thank you for not calling me Shirley.

couldn't find it on the state web site, but that is why you see people who move here from out of state driving with out of state plates 2 or 3 years after moving here.






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Spankum
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Does Louisiana not have an ad valorum tax that you have to pay when you get/renew your tag?


no....but that is why MS tags are so high...they are based on the value of the vehicle...






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baytiger
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First-Time Fees

For instance, the use tax is based on the sales price of your vehicle. Also, while the state sales tax is 4%, local parish and municipality taxes differ. (For out-of-state vehicles, the tax is based on the vehicle's fair market value. If your former state has a reciprocal agreement with Louisiana, a maximum 4% credit may be applied against your taxes; proof of payment is required.)


paying sales tax on a car twice doesn't make any sense...






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Lsut81
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paying sales tax on a car twice doesn't make any sense...


That cant be right....


So why dont you pay sales tax twice if you cross the border into Texas to buy a vehicle with intentions of coming back to La. Ive got many friends who have done this






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BBMcGee
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I'm actually planning on going truck shopping in Texas this weekend. Paying another grand on registering it in LA would not be cool. At all.





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Lsut81
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I think this is what you are looking for



Vehicle Registration, Title & Plate Fees

Listed below are the necessary fees for registering and titling a motor vehicle in the state of Louisiana.


Title Fee $18.50
Title Correction $18.50
Record Mortgage with UCC $15.00
Record Mortgage with other than UCC $10.00
License Transfer $3.00
Handling Fee $8.00

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Plates Fees Expiration
Motorcycle $12.00 4 years
Motor Home $50.00 2 year
Commercial $10.00 1 year
Boat Trailer (up to 1500 lbs) $25.00 4 years
Utility Trailer (up to 500 lbs) $12.00 4 years
All other Trailers


$ 10.00
$ 40.00
$ 70.00
1 year
4 years
Permanent

Trucks (up to 6000 lbs GVW) $40.00 4 years

These are the most commonly occuring fees. Other fees are available upon request.

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Automobile Plates

Automobile license plates are based upon the selling price of the vehicle. The current rate is .1% of the value of the vehicle per year, with a minimum base of $10,000. The license plates are sold in two year increments, therefore the minimum price is $20.00.

Vehicle Value Plate Fee
10000 - 10499 $20.00
10500 - 11499 $22.00
11500 - 12499 $24.00
12500 - 13499 $26.00
13500 - 14499 $28.00
14500 - 15499 $30.00
15500 - 16499 $32.00
16500 - 17499 $34.00
17500 - 18499 $36.00
18500 - 19499 $38.00
19500 - 20499 $40.00
20500 - 21499 $42.00
21500 - 22499 $44.00
22500 - 23499 $46.00
23500 - 24499 $48.00
24500 - 25499 $50.00
25500 - 26499 $52.00
26500 - 27499 $54.00
27500 - 28499 $56.00
28500 - 29499 $58.00
29500 - 30499 $60.00
30500 - 31499 $62.00
31500 - 32499 $64.00
32500 - 33499 $66.00
33500 - 34499 $68.00
34500 - 35499 $70.00
35500 - 36499 $72.00
36500 - 37499 $74.00
37500 - 38499 $76.00
38500 - 39499 $78.00
39500 - 40499 $80.00
40500 - 41499 $82.00






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tigers84
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re: How much does it cost to get your license plate changed?


yeah, i think you pay the state sales tax on the blubook value of your vehicle, thats what i was told





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Lsut81
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yeah, i think you pay the state sales tax on the blubook value of your vehicle, thats what i was told


That cant be right.... You pay the registration fee based upon the value of your car.

Like I said, if you go to Texas to buy a vehicle but live in La. You are not gonna pay texas sales tax and louisiana sales tax.

The vehicle wasnt SOLD in louisiana.

Tons of people go to texas to buy vehicles and it wouldnt make sense financially if they paid both.






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Fat Man
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So why dont you pay sales tax twice if you cross the border into Texas to buy a vehicle with intentions of coming back to La. Ive got many friends who have done this


TX auto dealer collects the sales tax, then forwards it to LA and to the parish you're from. You only pay once.

However, if you're from TX, but your car in TX, then move to LA, you pay twice.

that's my understanding.






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Lsut81
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you pay twice.

that's my understanding.


Thats horse shite.... you didnt "buy" anything in Louisiana.






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Eureeka181
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This is what I was told when I tried to register my car in La.

I had to pay a percentage of what my car was worth in addition to other fees... It totaled $800+. I asked the lady if they had a finance plan available and she laughed at me, so I'm still using my out of state plates. It's horse crap.






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