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TheTeslaFan

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So with all the news lately of more failed bills of direct sales of Tesla in Texas, as well as a new $2,500 EV incentive only through dealerships that they've apparently brought back but won't help Tesla buyers in the state, I'd like to know the best way I'm suppose to go about this? What are other's plans? I know there's probably quite a few of you on here from TX who are thinking about this.

Elon said in the shareholder meeting the other day how buying out of state was super easy and you just click buy on the website and then take delivery. But that doesn't explain how taxes or registration are handled - which I've read varying stories on in quick google searches so I'm not really sure how that breaks down or if it can cause a hit to me financially having to pay taxes all up front..

I'm also curious if looking to take delivery in another state (such as CA or CO) is a good idea if I want to get a bigger EV credit and maybe what that would entail.

The continued blocks by these dealership groups is getting ridiculous and starting to upset a lot of people, including myself.

https://electrek.co/2017/06/08/texas-electric-vehicle-incentive-tesla/

https://electrek.co/2017/05/31/tesla-direct-sale-texas-model-3/
 

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if it can cause a hit to me financially having to pay taxes all up front.
You have to do that with any vehicle purchase - this is no different.
I'm also curious if looking to take delivery in another state (such as CA or CO) is a good idea if I want to get a bigger EV credit
I think all states require you to be a resident to get their credits, so it wouldn't help. Worse, CA forces you to pay their state taxes, so you probably want to avoid picking the car up there.
 

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I am in the same boat. Will be picking up the Model 3 in Dallas. Here is my guess, please help clarify if I am wrong:

Let's say my Model 3 comes in at $45,000, then at 6.25% tax in Texas, I will have to come up with about $2,812 plus registration fees (title and license)

Question: If I finance through one of Tesla financing partners (CU, banks, etc...), and I put down $10,000 to reduce my financing to $35,000, would I report the taxable amount as $35,000 in Texas?

My total out of pocket would be $12,812 plus registration fees.
 

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I am in the same boat. Will be picking up the Model 3 in Dallas. Here is my guess, please help clarify if I am wrong:

Let's say my Model 3 comes in at $45,000, then at 6.25% tax in Texas, I will have to come up with about $2,812 plus registration fees (title and license)

Question: If I finance through one of Tesla financing partners (CU, banks, etc...), and I put down $10,000 to reduce my financing to $35,000, would I report the taxable amount as $35,000 in Texas?

My total out of pocket would be $12,812 plus registration fees.
your tax would be on the sale price, not the financed price
 
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Write your Representatives in Congress, and also at the state level,to ask their positions on and express your support for electric vehicles, regulations that penalize businesses that pollute the communities they are in, solar and wind power, incentives for citizens that want to use solar power, electric power and reduce dependence on gas and coal and the ability for car companies like Tesla to have "dealerships" and sell in your state despite expensive lobbying opposition by big auto companies. Other countries are ahead of us on these issues.

They need hear that they have constituents that are interested in these things and want to know if they are proposing/sponsoring legislation in favor of these things. If they don't hear it via email, snail mail, phone calls, whatever, it doesn't get on their radar as something they need to take a position on and consider supporting. Contact them every couple of months and ask what they are doing to support lessening dependence on coal and gas, solar and wind energy, electric vehicles, etc.