COMPUTATION OF TAXES

The taxable selling price is the total of the following:

  • The vehicle cost
  • The accessories added and the labor to install them. The document preparation fee ($70 Max)

The smog inspection fee ($50 Max)

This total is then used and multiplied by the applicable tax rate for the buyer’s county of residence. For example:

  • 1000 + 70 + 50 = 1095 x .0875 = $96.00 tax due
  • price + docs + smog = total x Alameda county sales tax rate = sales tax due