stax1Florida Sales Tax Requirements on Out-of-State Motor Vehicle Sales

If you take delivery of your vehicle in Florida or if a Florida Temporary tag is issued 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 Sales Tax on vehicles, then we do not collect any tax.

If a vehicle is delivered to your home state with a vehicle transporter, 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.

Anyone taking delivery of a motor vehicle in Florida with the intent of also driving it in Florida must provide Proof of Insurance. A valid id card for any vehicle you presently own will suffice. A 30 day temporary tag can be issued 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.

ALASKA
No sales tax

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

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.

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

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

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.

HAWAII
No sales tax.

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

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.

IOWA
0% sales tax rate.

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

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

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

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

MARYLAND
No sales tax (on motor vehicles).

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

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

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.
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.

MONTANA
No sales tax.

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

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.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
No sales tax.

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

NEW MEXICO
No sales tax (on motor vehicles).

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

NORTH CAROLINA
No sales tax (on motor vehicles).

NORTH DAKOTA
No sales tax (on motor vehicles).

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

OKLAHOMA
No sales tax (on motor vehicles).

OREGON
No sales tax.

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

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

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).

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

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

UTAH
4.70% sales tax rate.
Credit is allowed by Utah for tax paid in Florida.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.