Kyle Ansley

Typically if you are buying from a franchised dealer (for example a Nissan dealer) they work with a third party company to have your car registered in your home state and you pay the taxes relevant to your home state. I have done this in both Florida and in Virginia while registering and paying taxes on my cars in Georgia. If you are buying from a small lot on the side of the road (for example an independent dealer with no access to a States Registering System) and paying cash things are a bit different. You would then pay the dealer for the car and take the title to the DMV in your state to handle the taxes on your own with a bill of sale.