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Tell me the secret of Montana Tags on cars

Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by Patek, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Patek

    Patek Formula 3
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    Let me in on why I see so many high end cars with MONTANA tags. I have seen so many it is really starting to look funny around atlanta. Is it easy to register in montana for tax.
    Don't know.
     
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  3. BSU

    BSU Formula Junior

    Mar 30, 2008
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    Search Montana LLC. Sales tax dodge. Not advisable unless you really have a connection to Montana, but some people do it anyway.
     
  4. dogdoc97

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    spoke to the attorney's admin last January. She tells me that Georgia is NOT one of the states that they can advise you try this, your kind of on your own vs. other states that make it easier to do and not worry about getting caught. There are some old threads on this, and it got a little ugly with some guys accsuing others of tax evasion etc....I opted that it was not worth it although I agree that the ad valorem we pay in Georgia is BS!
    The tax thing changes in Geogia next year; the private sale ,no sales tax goes away and I think there is a change to the ad valorem....Dogdoc
     
  5. Patek

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    Thanks, I was just wondering how we had so many friends from Montana visiting.
    I have no interest in doing anything like that.
    We have tons of people in Hiawassee, that somehow register their cars in NC, and live over here.
     
  6. robert biscan

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    I bought a few cars that way because I was planning on moving them quickly and didn't want to eat the sales tax. If I was to own long term , pay the tax.
     
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  8. Patek

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    You are correct on that.
     
  9. f355 Nashville

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    I register all my daily driver cars, range rover, mercedes etc in my home state. When i get something exotic that i might drive 1 hour every few weeks, I ll register it in my montana LLC.
     
  10. ROULEUR

    ROULEUR Formula Junior

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    Make sure, if you register in MT, that you are very careful going forward. States are starting to crack down very hard on offenders and are starting to audit both car dealers and lenders to find offenders. You would be better off trying to register it in FL and at least avoid the ad valorem. California, Illinois are the biggest for trying to bust people on this. Illinois goes as far as to have people on the payroll that cruise around the lakes in WI to find Illinois tags and then try to track down their high end cars that may have WI tags as taxes in WI are remarkably cheaper.
     
  11. Patek

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    I personally would not do it.
     
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