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Florida Sales Tax Requirements on Motor Vehicle Purchases

When you take delivery of your vehicle in Florida we must collect sales tax for your home state in the amount shown in the charts below. This tax will not exceed 6%. For example if your state charges 7%, we collect 6% and you pay the remaining 1% to your state when registering the vehicle.

You will be given a receipt for the tax paid to Florida so you don't have to pay it twice. If your state does not charge a Sales Tax on vehicles, then we do not collect any tax.

If a vehicle is shipped to your home state, you are only responsible for paying the sales tax in your state when registering the vehicle, provided we get a bill of lading from the shipper.

Florida residents are required to pay the state 6% sales tax rate plus any applicable county surtax.

Anyone taking delivery of a motor vehicle in Florida must also provide Proof of Insurance. A valid id card for a vehicle you presently own will suffice.

A 30 day Florida temporary tag can be issued to anyone taking delivery in Florida provided the sales tax and insurance requirements are met.

Currently, the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia impose a sales tax on a motor vehicle purchase
but they DO NOT allow a credit for taxes paid to Florida. If residents of these states take delivery of their vehicle in Florida, they will be required to pay their home states sales tax to Florida and again to their home state when their vehicle is registered.

A more detailed explanation can be found at the Florida Department of Revenue website.



ALABAMA

2% sales tax rate..
Credit is allowed by Alabama for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

ALASKA

No sales tax

ARIZONA

5.6% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Arizona for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

ARKANSAS

6% sales tax rate.
No credit is allowed by Arkansas for tax paid in Florida.

Sales tax imposed on motor vehicles with a taxable purchase price of $2500.00 or greater.

CALIFORNIA

7.25% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by California for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new and used vehicles. NO credit for trade in.

COLORADO

2.9% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Colorado for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

CONNECTICUT

6% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Connecticut for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of motor vehicle, less credit for trade in when purchased from a licensed motor vehicle dealer.

DELAWARE

No sales tax.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

No sales tax (on motor vehicles).

FLORIDA

6% sales tax rate.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

GEORGIA

4% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Georgia for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

HAWAII

No sales tax.
Credit is allowed by Hawaii for tax paid in Florida.

4% general excise tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

IDAHO

6% sales tax rate.

Credit is allowed by Idaho for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

ILLINOIS

6.25% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Illinois for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in. Tax is determined by the purchase price or fair market value of the vehicle and the age of the vehicle (See Table A and Table B listed below).

Table A
Vehicles purchased for less than $15,000:
Vehicle Age in Years Tax
1 year or newer $390
2 years or newer $290
3 years or newer $215
4 years or newer $165
5 years or newer $115
6 years or newer $ 90
7 years or newer $ 80
8 years or newer $ 65
9 years or newer $ 50
10 years or newer $ 40
11 years or older $ 25


 
Table B
Vehicles purchased for $15,000 or more:
Purchase Price Tax
$15,000 to $19,999 $ 750
$20,000 to $24,000 $ 1,000
$25,000 to $29,000 $ 1,250
$30,000 or more $ 1,500


INDIANA

6% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Indiana for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

IOWA

0% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Iowa for tax paid in Florida.

Effective July 1, 2008, the sale or lease of a vehicle that is subject to registration is exempt from Iowa sales tax. However, these vehicles are subject to a one time registration fee of 5% of the sales or lease price of the vehicle. The registration fee is calculated on the sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

KANSAS

5.3% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Kansas for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

KENTUCKY

No sales tax (on motor vehicles sold to Kentucky residents).

Credit is allowed by Kentucky for tax paid in Florida.

There is a 6% motor vehicle usage tax on the total sales price. If it is a new vehicle, no credit for trade in is allowed. If it is a used vehicle, credit for trade in is allowed, if the trade in was previously registered in Kentucky. The tax is based on the total sales price, provided the buyer and seller complete a notarized affidavit attesting to the total consideration.

LOUISIANA

4% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Louisiana for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on the sales price of new or used motor vehicles, less credit for trade in

MAINE

5% sales tax rate.

Credit is allowed by Maine for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

MARYLAND

No sales tax (on motor vehicles).

No credit is allowed by Maryland for tax paid in Florida.

A motor vehicle excise tax of 6% on fair market value (for a new or used vehicle from a motor vehicle dealer, fair market value equals the purchase price of the vehicle as certified by the dealer) less credit for trade in.

MASSACHUSETTS

5% sales tax rate.

Credit is allowed by Massachusetts for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicles. Credit for trade in allowed when motor vehicle traded in to a registered dealer.

MICHIGAN

6% sales tax rate.

Credit is allowed by Michigan for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicles. No credit for trade in.

MINNESOTA

6.5% sales tax rate.

Credit is allowed by Minnesota for tax paid in Florida.

Tax is calculated on sales price of new and used motor vehicles, less credit for trade in. Used vehicles that are 10 years old or older are taxed at a flat $10.00.

  MISSISSIPPI

5% sales tax rate on motor vehicles and light trucks 10,000 lbs or less; 3% on heavy trucks; 3% on semi-trailers; 7% on all other trailers; 7% on motorcycles.

No credit is allowed by Mississippi for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in. Transfers of motor vehicles 10 or more years after the date of manufacture are exempt from tax.

MISSOURI

4.225% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Missouri for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

MONTANA

No sales tax.
No credit is allowed by Montana for tax paid in Florida.

Motor vehicle tax calculated on manufacturer's F.O.B. factory list price new only. Used motor vehicles: no sales tax but a 2% local property tax based on average trade in value from N.A.D.A. Blue Book. No credit for trade in.

NEBRASKA

5.5% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Nebraska for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

NEVADA

6.5%, 6.75%, 7%, 7.125%, 7.25%, 7.375%, or 7.75% sales tax rate (depending on county)..
Credit is allowed by Nevada for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade-in.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

No sales tax.

NEW JERSEY

7% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by New Jersey for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

NEW MEXICO

No sales tax (on motor vehicles).
Credit is allowed by New Mexico for tax paid in Florida.

A 3% motor vehicle excise tax is imposed on new and used vehicles on sales price less credit for trade in.

NEW YORK

4% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by New York for tax paid in Florida.

State sales tax plus applicable local tax. Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

NORTH CAROLINA

No sales tax (on motor vehicles).
Credit is allowed by North Carolina for tax paid in Florida.

Motor vehicles are subject to a 3% highway use tax. Tax is calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle less credit for trade-in.

NORTH DAKOTA

No sales tax (on motor vehicles).
Credit is allowed by North Dakota for tax paid in Florida.

A motor vehicle excise tax of 5% is imposed on the sales price of new and used motor vehicles less credit for trade in.

OHIO

5.5% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Ohio for tax paid in Florida.

Tax is calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicles. Credit for trade in allowed only when the motor vehicle is traded to a new motor vehicle dealer for a new motor vehicle.

OKLAHOMA

No sales tax (on motor vehicles).
No credit is allowed by Oklahoma for tax paid in Florida.

A 3.25% excise tax is imposed on new motor vehicles on the purchase price. The excise tax on used vehicles is $20.00 on first $1,500.00 of purchase price plus 3.25% of remainder. No credit for trade in.

OREGON

No sales tax.

PENNSYLVANIA

6% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Pennsylvania for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

RHODE ISLAND

7% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Rhode Island for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicles. Trade in credit allowance on automobiles only.

SOUTH CAROLINA

5% sales tax rate ($300 maximum)
Credit is allowed by South Carolina for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in (maximum $300).

SOUTH DAKOTA

No sales tax (on motor vehicles).
No credit is allowed by South Dakota for tax paid in Florida.

A 3% excise tax is calculated on the sales price of new and used motor vehicles with a credit allowed for trade in.

TENNESSEE

7% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Tennessee for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

TEXAS

6.25% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Texas for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

UTAH

4.70% sales tax rate (effective January 1, 2009).
Credit is allowed by Utah for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

VERMONT

6% purchase and use tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Vermont for tax paid in Florida.

Credit allowed for trade in.

VIRGINIA

3% sales tax rate ($35 minimum).
Credit is allowed by Virginia for tax paid in Florida.

$35 minimum. No credit for trade in. (A Virginia resident who purchases a vehicle in Florida will receive credit for the tax paid to Florida, but will owe additional tax to Virginia on the amount of the trade-in.)

WASHINGTON

6.8% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Washington for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

WEST VIRGINIA

5% sales tax (on motor vehicles).
No credit is allowed by West Virginia for tax paid in Florida.

Tax is imposed on the sales price of new and used motor vehicles, when sold by a vehicle dealer. Vehicles not purchased from a registered dealer are taxed on the current NADA loan value. Credit allowed for trade in only if the vehicle being traded-in has been previously titled in West Virginia in the name of owner who is applying for title.

WISCONSIN

5% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Wisconsin for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.

WYOMING

4% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Wyoming for tax paid in Florida.

Tax calculated on sales price of new or used motor vehicle, less credit for trade in.




Exporting to Territories and Foreign Countries

The full amount of Florida sales tax is imposed on the sales price of each motor vehicle to be exported to territories or foreign countries, when the motor vehicle is delivered to the purchaser or his representative in Florida.

Sales Tax does not apply if the motor vehicle is irrevocably committed to the exportation process at the time of sale, and such process is continuous and unbroken.

 

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