quote:That would make no sense. You register a vehicle based upon where you live.
I assume the Tesla is registered in Cali
quote:Most states require it in a certain time frame.
Most folks don't rush to get their car registered in a new state
quote:Nope. For example. In VA, if you arrive in state with a car less than 1 year old, you must provide a purchase document showing sales taxes paid. Otherwise, VA charges you taxes as if you'd bought it NEW in VA.
and its value would be greatly reduced since it would be a used car by the time it is registered.
quote:Again. EASILY solved via legislation.
And some states don't require registration based on value = a ton of lost revenue in this case
quote:To title a car in Georgia, you have to pay the tax; it doesn't matter where you bought it.
There will not be a single state that will lose 20% of its tax base to California
The issue here is that if sales not through dealers accelerate, dealers will get state legislatures to pass laws to protect them.
Thats one thing I tried to find out, but never could... Does that bill cover any transaction or is it only transactions via the internet?
To title a car in Georgia, you have to pay the tax; it doesn't matter where you bought it.
Do you have to pay the tax based on value or just a flat tax?
I know in some states, its just a flat registration tax on top of the fees. In Tx, I think its $80.
Yep. And the whole "lost tax revenue" meme
Tesla is a very, very special car Yeah it is, expensive as frick.
Some of the govt incentives take $15K off the price of each car.
quote:Which can be easily overcome via legislation. Especially with an item that MUST be registered. This aint like buying an MP3 player online or something.
Trust me, its not a me me its a fact.
quote:That is because you can buy shite on the net that the state would NEVER be aware of. No such luck with cars.
That why you have the push for the Internet tax bill.
quote:EVERY state has laws on this subject and few people are exempt. So no, not tons of lost revenue and again. Even if the state CURRENTLY allowed you to stay registered that long from other states, it is SIMPLE to change that law. SIMPLE>
Also, my neighbor of 7 years, still has Texas plates.
I got a chance to drive one of the new Ford Hybrids on my recent vacation and I actually enjoyed it. Averaged right at 40mpg and that was going through mountains and the likes.