I asked my dealer, Kerbeck (NJ) about this and they actually have an office in CA so that they then do the entire sale, including registration, license, sales tax. The courtesy delivery dealer does nothing.
I discussed this with Mike Furman recently and apparently the selling dealership is required by GM to collect the sales tax at the time of sale. The reason for this is to curtail out of country sales. The subject of collecting sales taxes may vary from one dealership to another and state laws may vary as well. In California each county of residence has it's own sales tax rate. You can go on line to the California State Board of Equalization and find out your respective sales tax rate by your address. The rate you pay is in accordance with the rate for where you reside. The dealership selling you the vehicle is responsible for forwarding the taxes you paid on the vehicle to the appropriate state agency. As far as license/registration fees are concerned, I'm anticipating paying those to either the courtesy delivery dealer, if they will be kind enough to take care of it for me, or deal with DMV myself, which I've done many times in the past. That's fairly painless except for the wait until your number comes up. PM me if you have any additional questions. Tom McTernanI had the good fortune of finding a Z06 allocation at a dealership in Illinois (Castle Chevrolet). So far the experience has been stellar. Not wanting to drive the car from Illinois to California this time of year, the dealership kindly offered to resort to a courtesy delivery as long as I could find a dealership in CA willing to perform the courtesy delivery.
I had gone first to Abel Chevrolet in Rio Vista as they seem to be the place for Corvettes and everyone I've encountered has nothing but good things to say about them. Abel didn't have an allocation but they were willing to handle the courtesy delivery. Excellent.
The car was built on Dec 19th. Now we're trying to coordinate the delivery. There seems to be some confusion about paying state sales taxes. According to the Illinois dealership, they are legally required to collect taxes (6.25% per Illinois document ST-85 - Reciprocal - Non-Reciprocal Vehicle Tax Rate Chart July 2014). According to CA DMV <https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcmath:/dmv_content_en/dmv/pubs/reg_hdbk/ch6/ch6_14> "... the California dealer must collect California sales tax."
Has anyone else been through this? Any tips?
The two dealerships have been fantastic so far and I would highly recommend both of them.
Unless it's has changed since I lived there (New Hampshire - where MacMulkin located), there is no sales tax applicable in NH...possibly one reason MacMulkin doesn't collect it.....ICU LOOKIN great advice. The way I have been led to understand, MacMulkin is the only major dealer that doesn't collect the sales tax at the time of sale. But regardless, I too am anticipating having to deal directly with the California DMV with the license/registration. Your advise regarding making an appointment is excellent. Noticed the DMV office where I go in the small town of Folsom, California has made attempts to make any visits as painless as possible with a large seating area while you have to wait. No more passing out standing in line.... Already have personalized plates for the Z06 waiting there for me.
Or be a member of AAA and avoid DMV altogetherWhen your car arrives in CA and you accept it, you will take all your paperwork to the DMV. They will take your sales contract showing the tax already paid and adjust your tax liability you will need to pay the State of CA. I did this last year when I took delivery of my Z51. Hardest part was standing in line at the DMV. If you know in advance exactly when your car will arrive, make an appointment at your local DMV.
That makes sense ALF01. Understand Oregon doesn't have sales tax as well. That's the way it should be seeing as how the money the purchaser is buying their new car with has already been taxed as income.....Unless it's has changed since I lived there (New Hampshire - where MacMulkin located), there is no sales tax applicable in NH...possibly one reason MacMulkin doesn't collect it.....
This ^ is what I have heard. Also, the "adjustment", if I understand correctly, is a dollar-for-dollar credit.When your car arrives in CA and you accept it, you will take all your paperwork to the DMV. They will take your sales contract showing the tax already paid and adjust your tax liability you will need to pay the State of CA. I did this last year when I took delivery of my Z51. Hardest part was standing in line at the DMV. If you know in advance exactly when your car will arrive, make an appointment at your local DMV.
No, it doesn't work that way. Your experience is tainted because NH has no sales or use tax. so MacMulkin never collects taxes on any sale. With the sales and use tax reciprocity agreements between the states each state collects the taxes and the buyer's state credits you for taxes paid to the selling dealer's state. The selling dealer will collect and remit to their state the local tax or the buyers state tax, whichever is lower. This doesn't apply to all states, mostly just the states that require a car DEALER to collect taxes even though the car is being delivered to an out of state buyer.I have no idea what happens with a courtesy delivery. But I am a Vermont resident, purchased my car at MacMulkin, and registered it in Vermont. It is correct that New Hampshire has no sales tax. MacMulkin did not collect any Vermont sales tax from me. MacMulkin gave me the car's "GM Certificate of Origin". When I registered the car in Vermont, I presented the GM Certificate of Origin and my MacMulkin sales receipt, and I paid the Vermont sales tax to the Vermont DMV directly. based on the sales price on my MacMulkin receipt. And Vermont then sends me my Vermont Title of Ownership.
It seems to me that the party that applies to the State for your title is the party responsible for paying the sales tax to the State. So if the courtesy delivery includes getting you a state title, then you pay them the sales tax so they may forward it to the State. If you go to the DMV yourself to apply for a title with a GM Certificate of Origin, then you would directly pay the sales tax yourself to the DMV.