How doees the payment of sales tax work?

My husband is military and we purchased a car while overseas. Since we were overseas we did not pay sales tax. We brought the car back with us, registered it, and drove it for about 9 months. We then traded it in and bought a new car. Now 7 months later the dealership is saying that we owe them $1700 for sales tax on our trade in. Is that right?

Asked on July 30, 2012 under General Practice, Nevada


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You do not owe the dealership any sales tax on the trade in of the car you brough back from oversees unless the written trade in agreement and purchase for the new car stated something to that effect.

As such, I suggest that you carefully read the documents you received from the dealership concerning the vehicles in that such control the obligations owed to you by the dealership and vice versa.

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