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Old 01-01-2020, 11:30 AM
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Default California taxes

In Texas when an airplane is sold between two individuals no taxes are collected. My question to those in the know, if an RV is sold from California to someone in Texas, will California collect taxes from an out of state buyer? The plane would leave California for Texas. This would change the buying decision.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:30 PM
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In CA there's no sales tax on aircraft (bought out of state), there is unsecured property tax. They have to pay taxes to the county on the value of the aircraft each year.

https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/industry/ve...raft-guide.htm

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Old 01-01-2020, 12:31 PM
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Here is a resource that may help. https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/industry/ve...e.htm#Aircraft

To be safe it make make sense to take possession and close the deal when the plane is in Texas, but I am no expert.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:33 PM
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Note that the occasional use exemption for Texas only applies if the seller has not made more than one other taxable sale within the previous twelve months. For example, if the seller also sold two used cars within the previous twelve months, the airplane sale is no longer tax exempt.

https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/...ons/94-168.php
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:34 PM
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I don?t know the answer, but I think if the current owner flies the plane to TX before completing the transaction, CA cannot assess sales tax. What I do know is that the current owner is in for an unpleasant surprise: CA assesses personal property as of Jan 1. In July the current owner (as of Jan 1) will get and owe a 1% property tax, even if he has sold the airplane.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:51 PM
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Just to be precise...in CA, it's not the *state* that levies the personal property tax, it's each *county*. Granted, they're probably all the same 1%, but I don't know for sure (I only know that mine is 1%).
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Old 01-01-2020, 03:39 PM
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If you buy in California. Fly it out. Do not stop anywhere.
Have the buyer sign a casual sale form, if they are not a dealer. You will not owe tax in Texas.
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If you buy in California. Fly it out. Do not stop anywhere.
What if you need to stop and take a wizzzz before reaching the state line?
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Thanks, everyone. This certainly helps with a decision to move forward.
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What if you need to stop and take a wizzzz before reaching the state line?
That could be and expensive bathroom break...

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