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I don't know how this differs from buying a car, but when you are buying a tractor with 8% sales tax on it, that is $1504.

Are you better off buying it out of state and hauling it back to avoid the sales tax? Or do you have to register it somehow and that is where they will get you with the sales tax?
Here you have to register it. It is taxed as real property just like your home which you are billed yearly (due Jan 15th.). Tractors over 15 HP.

All trailers must be licienced now (just started this year. Before you had to licience only if it had advertising on it or a capacity of over 1 ton). Now all trailers must be licienced if you take them on public roads. The good point is the licience is good for the life of the trailer.

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Here you have to register it. It is taxed as real property just like your home which you are billed yearly (due Jan 15th.). Tractors over 15 HP.

All trailers must be licienced now (just started this year. Before you had to licience only if it had advertising on it or a capacity of over 1 ton). Now all trailers must be licienced if you take them on public roads. The good point is the licience is good for the life of the trailer.

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Holy smokes you are lucky, we have to register and plate all tractors over 18 hp, trailer license cost is based on how much weight it can haul, some of my trailers cost me over $250 a year each just for license, and when they have electric brakes add another $64 per trailer for an annual inspection and sticker, and don't forget up here my insurance card has to show every friggin piece of equipment, talk about a PITA as each truck has to carry everything as we never know what truck is going to have what trailer with what equipment, don't have it with you? No problem, $1,000.00 fine, trust me it happend to me last year, I went to court and beat it but I have a damn good lawyer.
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I never would have thought anything over 15 - 18 hp had to be registered!

It's amazing all these costs that creep up.
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