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I frequently see the phrase, "Taxes paid" on various websites. What exactly does this mean?
 

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In some states, there is no sales tax on used vehicles (Arizona e.g.) In such a state, iif the sales tax is paid, you don't have to pay it agian. However, In other states, California for example, sales tax is assessed every time ownership changes (sellers/buyers don't always realize this). At 7-8%, in many states, it makes a pretty big difference, Also, it some states the license fee is referred to as a (property) tax, so could also mean this.

ps, for expensive cars, it also may mean the luxury tax, which is being phased out.
 

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Thanks for the info gbenner.:D . Taxes are paid on my ride.
 

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What context was "taxes paid" used?

I've also seen the phrase used to mean that the "Harley Tax" had been paid. The Harley tax refers to the Stage 1 modifications (change air filter, mufflers, and rejet carb).
 

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In Mass you have to transfer title within, I think 30 days of sale. This is to assure the state gets their 5% sales tax. You don't have to register the vehicle though. In some cases the buyer pays the seller the tax, like a licensed dealer, who then forwards the fee to the state. This can happen when buying out of state. The state would then forego the tax. ie; Taxes paid! (I think)
 

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If yer talking Harley websites then 02 Sporty's explanation is what yer lookin for. Ya gotta "pay the tax" to get back what the EPA took away.

-jeff
 

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As mentioned above in a couple of posts... The "Harley Tax" is a phrase that means you must take a crowbar to the pocket book to make them run as they should have from the factory. Intake and exhaust upgrades followed by rejetting is the norm.
 

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Thanks fella's, things about "Harley tax" are starting to make sense now.
 
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