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Paying sales tax on excavator

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by vntgrcr, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I didn't want to complicate the "demo'd excavator" thread but I have found a Kubota 161 at a dealer in New Hampshire. But here is the deal, there is no sales tax in in NH, but 5% here in Mass. They won't charge me tax, but to cover themselves, say that I am responsible for it, which I accept. But my question is, since you don't register equip. with the state, how or when do you pay the sales tax? Thanks
  2. allprogreens

    allprogreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    In the state of Georgia, if you buy a used piece of equipment from an "individual' there is NO tax on the transaction. However, I you buy a used piece of equipment from a retail business then the retail business will charge tax.

    All Pro Greens
  3. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,603

    You may try having it shipped in via interstate commerce. State law sometimes exempts property shipped by interstate commerce. Hence, there is no sales tax on interstate shipment of goods sold over ebay.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i live in pa 6% sales tax i buy things in Delaware where there is no sales tax
    i dont then pay pa any tax so if u buy something out of state and they dont charge u tax dont worry about it
  5. You might not worry about it untill the state does a sales tax audit, what fun that is.
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Even if you go pick the equipment up, have the dealer work the paperwork that you pay the same, but you were charged for $500 in frieght, so it looks like you had it shipped in.

    Just like if you were to go to an auction here in MN, there's no sales tax.

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