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      11-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Vehicle Taxes?

Ok, so just wanted to see if I could clarify this....

I live in AZ. If I purchase a used car out of state via Private Party, I come back, register in AZ, and I do not pay the sales tax on the car. I only pay Vehicle License Tax (VLT) based off the DMV's equation (AZ DMV Equation)

So for example, a 2013 BMW M5 based off that equation would be roughly a $1500 tax charge. Where as a new 2013 BMW M5 from a dealer here in AZ locally, the taxes would be $8370 based of the 9.30% sales tax.

Is that correct?

Also, how do the taxes work if I purchased a used car from a dealer out of state?

Thanks for the clarification, been reading conflicting information on the internet.