Tax/fees - Buying in MA, register in DE?

thesoloistthesoloist bostonMember Posts: 1
edited October 2015 in General
Moving to DE from MA in a month, and thinking about the idea of buying a car, load it up, and drive it down. But I need a license plate on the car...from what I read, I have to pay the 6.25% tax in MA to get a MA plate, but I can get a credit when I re-register the car in DE? or should I contact DE dmv for some kind of temporary plate? any insight is appreciated. thanks.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 193,286

    Moving to DE from MA in a month, and thinking about the idea of buying a car, load it up, and drive it down. But I need a license plate on the car...from what I read, I have to pay the 6.25% tax in MA to get a MA plate, but I can get a credit when I re-register the car in DE? or should I contact DE dmv for some kind of temporary plate? any insight is appreciated. thanks.

    If the sales taxes are lower in DE, why not wait?

    I think you are on the right track by contact DE DMV and ask them about the procedures for registering a car from out of state. Not sure you can avoid the MA taxes if they are required to get the plates.

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