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    Mass residents buying cars in NH

    Is there any benefit?  Don't you still have to pay tax when you register the car in Mass?

    Shopping for a new car and wondering if there is any benefit or penalty for buying in NH.

    Thanks!
     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    There is no "standard" advantage.  Yes, you would have to pay the sales tax at the time of registration so there isn't any savings on that.

    Any advantage would come from the relationship between buyer and seller or pure distance for things like service if you happen to live close to the border.

    If you are looking to driving up to Salem, NH from someplace like Boston or Foxboro and you don't know the dealer you aren't likely to do any better than you would with a local dealer.
     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    Thank you for clarifying that for me, Jim.  Appreciate the quick response.

     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    thanks jimmie

     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    If you have a sibling that lives in NH you can put the car and the insurance in their name for 6 months. You can then buy the car from them and avoid the sales tax.
     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    In Response to Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH:
    [QUOTE]If you have a sibling that lives in NH you can put the car and the insurance in their name for 6 months. You can then buy the car from them and avoid the sales tax.
    Posted by johnath[/QUOTE]


    Aside from that fact that this would be attempting to commit fraud it simply isn't true.


    From the MA RMV WWW site:
    "If the dealer is not registered with the Department of Revenue or the vehicle was purchased through a private sale, the sales tax will be calculated at 6.25% of the purchase price or the National Automotive Dealer Association (NADA) clean trade-in value, whichever is higher. "
     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    Vehicles Transferred from Family Members

    You are exempt from paying sales tax on a vehicle transferred from any of the following family members: father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter. The exemption does not apply if transferred from a grandparent, cousin, uncle or aunt.

    The vehicle involved in the transfer may either be purchased by you or given to you as a gift from the family member.

    http://www.mass.gov/rmv/regs/reg3.htm

     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    In Response to Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH : Aside from that fact that this would be attempting to commit fraud it simply isn't true. From the MA RMV WWW site: " If the dealer is not registered with the Department of Revenue or the vehicle was purchased through a private sale , the sales tax will be calculated at 6.25% of the purchase price or the National Automotive Dealer Association (NADA) clean trade-in value, whichever is higher . "
    Posted by Jim-in-Littleton[/QUOTE]
    Jim, You are quoting a law that does not apply in this case.
     
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    Re: Mass residents buying cars in NH

    When buying a used car in NH, beware that they do NOT have to include any warranty!!  In MA, you are required to do so. As for the payment of sales tax to MA when buying a car from NH, I always thought that was a ripoff... The tax seems to be applied to the licence plate, not the car itself...
     
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