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Question Regarding Trading Vehicles

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by ttran, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. ttran

    ttran [OP] Expert Mallcrawler

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    I live in NC and I'm about to straight trade my 2003 Acura for an 01 Tacoma that's in SC. This is the first time I've traded vehicles with anyone and I don't exactly know the details about doing so. I figured we just meet up and sign over titles/write up a bill of sale. For the sale price do I put traded/gift/$1? Also, does anyone know if sales tax would be applicable in a situation like this? I know in NC the tax when purchasing a vehicle is 3% the purchasing price, so is it possible to put $1 as the purchasing price?
     
  2. Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    Sales tax applies. DMV doesn't care if it's cash or cabbage, they care about the value.
    For the taxable amount and the amount on the bill of sale, indicate payment as (vehicle description) valued at $xx,xxx
     
  3. packfan88

    packfan88 Very Nice !

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    in NY if you try and put gift or $1 they will blue book the vehicle and charge you the appropriate tax.

    You cant beat uncle sam.

    If its worth $10k, put $6-7-k an dhope for the best but expect to pay tax on 10k
     
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    isu2014 RAT Products

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    View the build. Too much to list.
    I traded motorcycles and Iowa let me gift it. Call the registration office and ask them. I told them it was a gift from a friend. Iowa is pretty slack, we don't need a bill of sale so gifting is easy.
     
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    I think NC does the same.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    MA tried to do that to me with a trailer I bought. I had a receipt for $50 for the trailer but KBB was around $800. I told them it was in really rough shape and needed a lot of work so I ended up paying tax on the $50. I have to pay the excise tax on what they think the value is though, which is closer to $600.
     
  7. ttran

    ttran [OP] Expert Mallcrawler

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    Just called the DMV, in nc we have a highway tax cannot be avoided :spy: The rep I spoke with said they'll base that tax off the price of the vehicle but it won't be anymore than 150. Thanks for the answers guys! Glad to be getting back into a tacoma.
     
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    Same in California. If the DMV rep thinks the vehicle is too cheap, they'll charge based on KBB. If you're going to cheat, make it reasonable. $2000 or more will generally make it under the radar for older used cars, but 8-10k might be wiser for this situation.
     
  9. ttran

    ttran [OP] Expert Mallcrawler

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    Thank's Rich. I'll let you know what happens.
     
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