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I refinanced a leased vehicle in California. later that same

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I refinanced a leased vehicle in California. later that same year I traded the vehicle and financed another purchase. almost 6 months later my refinance bank is claiming sales tax and complete registration fees, even though the pri***** *****ge wa the legal owner. The license has probably expired since I traded it, but do I owe sales tax when I refinace a vihicle, ending in=ts lease , before the expiration period?
JA: License regulations vary from place to place, so can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I'm not sure. I know the leasing company transferred the title upon payoff of the pending balance.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that I know of
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Hello: This isCustomer Welcome to JustAnswer! I am reviewing your post, and I will post my response very shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 month ago.

but do I owe sales tax when I refinace a vihicle, ending in=ts lease , before the expiration period?

Response: Unfortunately, yes. Sale tax is due upon refinance or transfer of a leased vehicle.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Alright, how about use tax and registration fees, even though the registration is not due?
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Those two should not be charged to you. So, you can contest those ones.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** a lot
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 month ago.

You are quite Welcome!

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