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      12-29-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by gator4life108 View Post
I'm shipping my car back to the states from Spain as I have been living here for almost 2 years. Had the vehicle registered here as well, but Colorado(my new duty station) is claiming I owe them sales tax for the vehicle to register it. Really? How can they claim sales tax on a vehicle not even purchased in the state and I'm not even a resident.

Anyone found ways around this? Seems a bit ridiculous to me.
They can charge tax if you register the car. The way around this is to not register the car in Colorado. You say you are not a resident of Colorado. Where else do you have resident status and does that place have lower tax?

The other option is to not register it and drive it with a Spanish plate and an ESP sticker on the back. I think you can only do that for up to 6 months though and then the car has to be exported back home.
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