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Jon,

I am headed to pay for my car in about an hour. My salesman faxed me the total due, and from his computations, I also pay luxury tax (3%) over $40K on the $695 destination fee and one the $400 Doc fee.

I couldn't believe that I had to pay sales tax on the doc fee, let alone luxury tax on it as well.

My car total is $43045, $43434 with the Doc fee, over 3Gs in sales tax, then the luxury tax kicks in as well.

Should I be paying sales tax on the doc fees, and luxury tax on the destination charge, and/or on the doc fees, too?

Any speedy replies will be most helpful.

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Since the destination charge is part of the actual price of
the car itself, it is subject to luxury tax (as would be
gas guzzler if it were applicable). The doc fee too
is, in effect, part of the transaction price. It really is
just extra profit for the dealer on the sale, isn't it?

I agree - it SUCKS!


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My best guess is that you have to pay luxury tax on everything over the $40,000 other then sales tax (would would be double taxing if they did)
 

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Jon Shafer said:
The doc fee too
is, in effect, part of the transaction price. It really is
just extra profit for the dealer on the sale, isn't it?

I agree - it SUCKS! (that dealers would gouge you:dunno: )


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Damn stealers:banghead:

I'm sure Cutter does not charge such a high doc fee, at least for Fest members;)
 

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$400 "doc fees" are a tad "unreasonable", in my opinion.
Why not simply call it the $400 "I can take advantage of
you whether you like it or not fee"?

:dunno:

Luxury tax too is unreasonable...

Even the government agrees, otherwise they wouldn't
have spent the past decade phasing it out s-l-o-w-l-y. . . .

They sure did "milk" that one for every penny, didn't they?
 

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Jon Shafer said:
$400 "doc fees" are a tad "unreasonable", in my opinion.
Why not simply call it the $400 "I can take advantage of
you whether you like it or not fee"?

:dunno:

Luxury tax too is unreasonable...

Even the government agrees, otherwise they wouldn't
have spent the past decade phasing it out s-l-o-w-l-y. . . .

They sure did "milk" that one for every penny, didn't they?
I agree with you on all points 100%:thumbup:

I paid $87.50 for "doc fees" which is reasonable IMO.

The luxury tax is / was idiotic, lets penalize people who can afford to buy stuff which in turn churns the economy which lets others have jobs. Yea make a lot of sense:tsk: That and the death tax:banghead: Which will is moving towards its own death thankfully.
 

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desiguyincali said:
Isnt 400 for Documentation fee a lot you are paying for documentation.
Maybe. But the original copy of this doc fee document is probably hand-written with the very same feather quill pen used by several authors of the U.S. Constitution, hand dipped in very rare India Jet black & Orient blue ink. Don't be misled by the quasi original copy that you ultimately receive, which is probably either from Xerox or Kinko's. Ask to see the 'real' original and I'm sure you'll understand and be grateful they're only charging $400. Like me most people will probably wind up saying, "Man, what a bargain"!

:angel: :D
 
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