Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 132,753, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranRecommendation Second Class

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bondurant
    Posts
    8,170
    Points
    132,753
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 254
    Given: 135

    Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    I am going to look at a truck on Saturdy in Minnesota, the salemen claims that I dont pay sales tax until I license the vehicle with the state of Iowa, is this right, I thought this was done at the time of purchase, like you would with anything else? Also would you recommend not buying out of the state of Iowafor other reasons? Thanks in advance.



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 517,244, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    35,525
    Points
    517,244
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,214
    Given: 1,569

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I am going to look at a truck on Saturdy in Minnesota, the salemen claims that I dont pay sales tax until I license the vehicle with the state of Iowa, is this right, I thought this was done at the time of purchase, like you would with anything else? Also would you recommend not buying out of the state of Iowafor other reasons? Thanks in advance.
    That's really odd to me - I purchased a car in Illinois 3 months ago - I paid for the vehicle, tax, and registration (license) before I was able to take the car home.


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.


  3. #3
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,529, Level: 27
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 221
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    230
    Points
    8,529
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 1

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I am going to look at a truck on Saturdy in Minnesota, the salemen claims that I dont pay sales tax until I license the vehicle with the state of Iowa, is this right, I thought this was done at the time of purchase, like you would with anything else? Also would you recommend not buying out of the state of Iowafor other reasons? Thanks in advance.
    The salesman is correct.

    Personally, I'd pick states south if I was going out of state to buy a vehicle. But that's just me.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 566,789, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Close Enough, IA
    Posts
    21,744
    Points
    566,789
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 644
    Given: 348

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I am going to look at a truck on Saturdy in Minnesota, the salemen claims that I dont pay sales tax until I license the vehicle with the state of Iowa, is this right, I thought this was done at the time of purchase, like you would with anything else? Also would you recommend not buying out of the state of Iowafor other reasons? Thanks in advance.
    He is correct about the taxes.



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 70,208, Level: 82
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 1,242
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    aauummm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On the Road
    Posts
    4,098
    Points
    70,208
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 220
    Given: 2,687

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I am going to look at a truck on Saturdy in Minnesota, the salemen claims that I dont pay sales tax until I license the vehicle with the state of Iowa, is this right, I thought this was done at the time of purchase, like you would with anything else? Also would you recommend not buying out of the state of Iowafor other reasons? Thanks in advance.
    You pay the sales tax of 5% in Iowa when you register the vehicle in Iowa. In Polk County they take your word for what you paid for the vehicle. It's also now called a "registration fee" instead of a "sales tax" if I'm not mistaken. There are no drawbacks to purchasing out-of-state, I've done it numerous times.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 352,897, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Tre4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Estherville
    Posts
    20,443
    Points
    352,897
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,210
    Given: 149

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Last time I bought a vehicle in Minnesota I paid sales tax when I licensed. You used to be able to register and pay tax on your own in Iowa which is always what I did because I don't trust people but now I think the dealerships are required to do it before you take the vehicle.


    It's all snark from here on out

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 132,753, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranRecommendation Second Class

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bondurant
    Posts
    8,170
    Points
    132,753
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 254
    Given: 135

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    You pay the sales tax of 5% in Iowa when you register the vehicle in Iowa. In Polk County they take your word for what you paid for the vehicle. It's also now called a "registration fee" instead of a "sales tax" if I'm not mistaken. There are no drawbacks to purchasing out-of-state, I've done it numerous times.
    Thanks guys. If I buy in Iowa, I pay sales tax at the point of sale, correct?



  8. #8
    Prospect
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    You will be given a 31 day permit to dirve you vehicle home. You will pay your taxes and reg. fee in Iowa. Taxes, lic and reg fees are always paid in the state in which you live. That is the law.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 310,957, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VeloClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Posts
    17,797
    Points
    310,957
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,739
    Given: 7,345

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    A reputable dealer will arrange for the registration and sales tax in your home state at the time of sale.


    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 23,464, Level: 46
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 86
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    greatshu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    KS
    Posts
    2,019
    Points
    23,464
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 136
    Given: 84

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Don't have a heart attack when you get your tax bills from DMV. I remember buying a car in Omaha and coming back to Ames to pay my registration @DMV, almost passed out from $$$$ that I had to pay!



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 70,208, Level: 82
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 1,242
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    aauummm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On the Road
    Posts
    4,098
    Points
    70,208
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 220
    Given: 2,687

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Thanks guys. If I buy in Iowa, I pay sales tax at the point of sale, correct?
    You can pay the tax either way, at the point of sale or when you register it with the county, it's your choice, regardless of what the dealer tells you.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 126,058, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    aeroclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,568
    Points
    126,058
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 610
    Given: 212

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    I purchased a car at Holmes in Des Moines a couple years ago while I was living in Kansas City. I paid my sales tax at the Kansas DMV when I went to register the vehicle. What the sales guy is telling you is spot on, but it does seem like a big check when you have to pay it all at once as opposed to hiding it in your financing!



  13. #13
    Legend
    Points: 216,467, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    14,400
    Points
    216,467
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 634
    Given: 908

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Bought from Woodhouse Mazda in Omaha last year and had to pay the tax when I registered. I've bought two from KC and both times the dealer handled it. My guess is that the dealers can do it if they want.



  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 23,399, Level: 46
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 151
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mkadl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Cornfield
    Posts
    1,040
    Points
    23,399
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 31

    Re: Any Iowa residents bought a vehicle outside the state?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I am going to look at a truck on Saturdy in Minnesota, the salemen claims that I dont pay sales tax until I license the vehicle with the state of Iowa, is this right, I thought this was done at the time of purchase, like you would with anything else? Also would you recommend not buying out of the state of Iowafor other reasons? Thanks in advance.

    I purchased my last 5 vehichles in Nebraska. I paid my tax at when I registered at the courthouse in Harlan. Either way is fine pay now or later.


    "To run this drill, Everyone line up in a circle, pair up in rows of three, alphabetically"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM