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There are very specific circumstances in which you may be exempt from paying sales tax on the purchase price of a car, truck, motorcycle or trailer:
When you move from another state and you've been the titled owner in that state for at least six months.
When a motor vehicle is given to you for no consideration in return (i.e., no money exchanges hands).
When you trade motor vehicles with someone else and no additional consideration is exchanged.
When you inherit a motor vehicle from someone who is deceased.
When you have already paid sales tax on the car, truck, motorcycle or trailer. A bill of sale or invoice from the dealership or an out-of-state registration that lists the purchase price of the motor vehicle, amount of sales tax paid, the purchaser's information, and the vehicle's year, make, and vehicle identification number are required to prove sales tax paid.
Other situations may qualify for a full or partial sales tax exemption.