Purchasing a vehicle from out of state

firemandan1700

Bite my shiny metal ass
Joined
Apr 6, 2008
Messages
8,639
Reaction score
3
Location
LaSalle County
I am sure someone on here has done this.
I am inquiring your experiences and what you had to do for tax purposes, titling, etc etc...



and go!
 

Mook

El Presidente
Admin
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
166,353
Reaction score
4,161
Location
Elgin
Bought the Supra from SC. Drove it back, went to currency exchange, said the purchase price was like 12k (or whatever it is to get the cheaper tax rate) and titled it that way. Done deal.
 

10sec

I haz dat teddy bear smile.
Donating Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2008
Messages
23,759
Reaction score
447
Yeah, pretty much. Mine just happened to be $1 under the higher tax amount. Fuck you Illinois.
 

willizm

Ho fuckin Ho!
Joined
May 13, 2009
Messages
10,672
Reaction score
257
Location
Saint John, IN
I bought my 135i in vegas private party and registered it out there for the year. Private party vehicles in Nevada are tax free. You have to own the car for at least a year before you title it in Illinois else they make you pay the tax on it.
 
OP
firemandan1700

firemandan1700

Bite my shiny metal ass
Joined
Apr 6, 2008
Messages
8,639
Reaction score
3
Location
LaSalle County
Bought the Supra from SC. Drove it back, went to currency exchange, said the purchase price was like 12k (or whatever it is to get the cheaper tax rate) and titled it that way. Done deal.
Did you have to show any proof for purchase or anything like that?

I bought my 135i in vegas private party and registered it out there for the year. Private party vehicles in Nevada are tax free. You have to own the car for at least a year before you title it in Illinois else they make you pay the tax on it.
So how's that happen. Do you drive around on out of state plates for that year then register it in Illinois after said year?
 

Mook

El Presidente
Admin
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
166,353
Reaction score
4,161
Location
Elgin
I had a bill of sale. All they needed.
 

willizm

Ho fuckin Ho!
Joined
May 13, 2009
Messages
10,672
Reaction score
257
Location
Saint John, IN
Did you have to show any proof for purchase or anything like that?



So how's that happen. Do you drive around on out of state plates for that year then register it in Illinois after said year?
You could do it that way. I think you can get away with driving it around Illinois as long as the tag is good regardless if it's out of state plates or not.
 

LikeABauce302

5.0 ftw
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
1,736
Reaction score
158
Location
South suburbs
Bought a '98 Exploder from some shady character on Craigslist who had an Indiana dealer license. I just went to the currency exchange with the title and bill of sale. I paid for taxes, plates, and title transfer. It was no different than an in state transaction. The nice thing was I didn't have to pay the stupid additional tax that cook county charges.
 

SLO G 63

Platinum Account
Joined
May 2, 2012
Messages
262
Reaction score
9
Bought the Supra from SC. Drove it back, went to currency exchange, said the purchase price was like 12k (or whatever it is to get the cheaper tax rate) and titled it that way. Done deal.
Strong story

I bought the S2000 from SC and drove it back as well

but went to DMV and got it tax/title/licensed

If the car costs under 15k, they tax you depending on age of the vehicle, I think mine was only $25 because it's an 02 and was under 15k

I actually drove it back with no plates, just had bill of sale and title with me incase I got pulled over
 

10thSVT_03

DRRRT PROSPECT
Joined
Feb 28, 2009
Messages
2,121
Reaction score
10
Bought my Cobra from Philadelphia and flew out with cash. Drove home with the old owners plates. Made a bill of sale and had the title in hand. Best 10.5 hour drive of my life..lol
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Top Bottom