We just added the option to configure the tax base for states that levy taxes upfront on the selling price (the third tax option) on the Calculator.
We understand states in this category define the tax base – “the purchase price of the vehicle” – broadly in two ways:
- the purchase price of the vehicle includes the acquisition and dealer fees (e.g. VA)
- the purchase price of the vehicle does not include fees (e.g. TX)
We would like your input on how other states in this category such as Maryland and Delaware define “the purchase price of the vehicle”. From our initial search, Maryland taxes the fees (#1) where as Delaware doesn’t (#2). We would like to confirm this so we can label these states appropriately on the Calculator.