eatsleafsandshoots
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Colorado tax credit - buy out of state?

Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:36 pm

Just to confirm, you can't buy out of state and still get the $5k from CO, right? I thought this changed for 2017.

SageBrush
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Re: Colorado tax credit - buy out of state?

Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:37 pm

I did, in April 2017
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Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

eatsleafsandshoots
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Location: Denver, CO

Re: Colorado tax credit - buy out of state?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:39 am

SageBrush wrote:I did, in April 2017


Interesting, thanks SageBrush. I assume the dealer tries to give you temp tags from the state you purchased in? Does the CO Department of Revenue care as long as you register the car in CO before tax time?

I'm mainly worried about the original out-of-state titling making it a "used" car for tax purposes, and thus ineligible for the credit

SageBrush
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Re: Colorado tax credit - buy out of state?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:21 pm

Some states can be more annoying than others. I bought in NY and since the car was put on a truck carrier at the dealership, no temp tags were asked for. The idea is that the car never drives on NY streets. I did not pull temp tags in Colorado but that would have made things simpler in my specific case, since I had to drive the car to my little town from the car delivery point. My county says that temp tags may only be obtained for a car that is physically in Colorado but they do not check and did not ask. I was prepared to lie if asked.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

reeler
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Re: Colorado tax credit - buy out of state?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:36 pm

You must title it first in Colorado. I had a dealer in Wyoming and Oregon help me do it. In California, they just put it on a car carrier because if you drive it off the lot it will be with CA title.
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