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DC&MC

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Posted: 07/02/18 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are Oregonians do have not paid sales tax on our vehicles. If we change to South Dakota we have to pay them a sales tax on something we’ve owned for 11 years. This bugs me. I’ve been told that Texas doesn’t do this. If we change to Texas residents we would not have to pay any tax. Can anyone tell me if they know. I’m still waiting to hear back from Escapees.


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Posted: 07/02/18 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might get a definitive answer quicker on the Escapees forum at www.rvnetwork.com


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From the Texas DMV webpage:

As a new resident, you also will pay sales tax-related fees required by the state's Comptroller of Public Accounts. Sales tax fees on a vehicle can be $90 or the difference between your previous state's sales tax and the Texas sales tax.

So, you will pay some amount of sales tax to register a vehicle in Texas.

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Posted: 07/02/18 08:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, you have to pay sales tax. If you become a FL resident and you have owned the RV for at least 6 months then you do not pay sales tax.
Cost us a **** load of cash to become TX residents and the ongoing costs are very high as well.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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You also have the annual registration fee and inspection that can be expensive. I have three vehicles and it cost me 87 dollars each per year. When I had the 95 Brave it was 134 dollars per year.

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Every government has to have some way to raise the money to pay for policing, paving the roads, etc., etc., etc. If they don't have an income tax, then fees and other taxes are going to be higher. There's no free lunch.

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Posted: 07/03/18 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RV inspection in TX costs $7. If you can get the car inspected in Polk County (Escapees address) then your car is $7 also. I was in the Houston area and the inspection costs $42. Since I am a Polk resident they agreed to do it for me for the $7 fee as a full exhaust evaluation is not necessary.

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Posted: 07/03/18 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m not looking for a ‘free ride’. Been an Oregon resident and paid all taxes required by my state. It just bugs me to pay a sales tax to a new residence state for something I bought 12 years ago

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You are being given the correct information in the posts above: When you change your vehicle registration to Texas, you must prove sales tax was paid on that vehicle, no matter where it came from.
If you cannot prove it was paid, you will have to come up with the basic state sales tax of 6% of the fair market value before a Texas registration will be granted.

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