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sheabloomer
Sid settled on a price of $9,215 for a mid-size car. The dealer allowed a $3,100 trade-in for Sid's old truck and charged a 5% sales tax. Sid paid 20% of the remainder down and financed the rest. How much did he have to finance?
Unclear. Is there tax on the original price or the price after the trade in?
I do not believe it would be possible to tax the original price. The trade in is your property in which you are being paid. One you are given the value for your car the remainder would be taxed and then the 20% would be deposited and the remaining 80% would be financed.