Tax Will Be Paid On Out-Of-State Purchases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A procedural change will soon take effect when taxpayers title or register certain tangible personal property purchased outside Kentucky.

Taxpayers should be prepared to pay the six percent use tax starting July 23rd on items purchased at retail from out-of-state vendors such as boats, trailers, ATVs and manufactured homes. They'll pay the tax when seeking titling or first-time registration.

The use tax is complementary to the sales tax imposed on in-state purchases to ensure equal tax treatment of retail transactions regardless of where the items are purchased.

If proper documentation is provided, the clerk will allow credit for the out-of-state sales tax previously paid on the property or accept any applicable sales and use tax exemptions that may apply to the specific property being presented for processing by the clerk.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by ben cheated Location: wolf co on Jul 19, 2007 at 09:45 PM
    wole co is already charging people this tax so we have been cheated i have the written prof they need to be investigated
  • by I HATE KY TAXES Location: Lexington on Jul 19, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    Another way to screw us. That's double taxing for the same purchase which is ILLEGAL. You can call it what you want but it is ILLEGAL; DO YOU HEAR ME YOU BUNCH OF LAZY NO GOOD LAWMAKERS??? We voted to do away with the tax each time we register our vehicle but you guys still won't do away with it. You are a joke.
  • by ben cheated Location: wolfe co on Jul 18, 2007 at 10:05 PM
    well the wolf co court house is already charging people this tax so i think the people who has had to pay the new tax need a refund and the court house needs to be investigated
  • by Earl Location: Ashland on Jul 18, 2007 at 03:17 PM
    Why isn't there more enforcement on vehicle taxes. Here in Ashland there are hundreds who live here and register vehicles in Ohio and other states. Those could be worth thousands of dollars, plus it is a felony if the tax owed is more than 300.00 dollars.
  • by Shirley Location: Laurel Co on Jul 18, 2007 at 03:09 PM
    I think all these tax changes are making people more confused. It causes people to feel like there being cheated by the government. A lot of people don't really understand what there paying these taxes for. I am a business owner and I talked to a lot of people about these taxes and they are confused. Someone needs to make tax information easier to understand.

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