Are there Tax Incentives for Trading Your Car in at Norwood?


Trading in your car can be a great way to help pay for a new vehicle. However, sometimes the process can be confusing to navigate, leaving you with a lot of questions. At Boch New to You, we know that clarity is of the utmost importance when making such a big purchase, so we did the research for you to ensure that you feel confident in whatever decision you make.

What are Tax Incentives?

Tax incentives are a way for businesses to attract buyers with the offer of paying fewer taxes. It’s like a special discount that could ultimately lead you to get a great deal on your new purchase. For instance, say you can’t stop thinking about that new Mercedez-Benz, but it’s priced at $40,000 and you have no idea how you’ll afford it. Thankfully, Boch New to You is having a trade tax incentive going on that will make your dreams come true.

This means that we buy your old vehicle (or trade-in), take the amount we bought it for and subtract it from the total price of your new Mercedes-Benz. So if your trade-in was worth $10,000, we would subtract $10,000 from the $40,000, bringing your total price down to $30,000.

That way, instead of paying taxes on the whole $40,000, you will only be paying them on the $30,000 after trade-in.

car trade in tax credit at Boch New to You in Norwood | Tax vector

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Who Benefits from Trade Tax Incentives?

Pretty much anyone with a car to trade can benefit from these types of incentives. The degree of benefit will vary depending on the actual market value of your vehicle, how well maintained it is, and a few other factors. The best thing to do is to come in and let us look over your vehicle and service records so we can give you a fair price.

How Do You Trade in Your Car for the Tax Incentive?

To keep it as simple as possible, we broke it down into three simple steps:

  1. You decide on what car you want
  2. We evaluate your car based on service records and market value
  3. Together, we fill out all the paperwork and you drive off in your new car – simple as that!

How does it work, you ask?

(State tax rate) × (Total car price – Trade in value) = Tax credit

6% x (Total car price – Trade in value) = Tax credit
Massachusetts tax rate (6%) TP – Total car price TV – Trade in value TP – TV = Final Price(FP) Tax without trade (.06*TP) Tax with trade(.06*FP) w/o trade – w/trade = Savings
.06 $20,000 $4,000 $16,000 $1,200 $960 $240
.06 $10,000 $1,200 $8,800 $600 $528 $72
.06 $32,540 $6,500 $26,040 $1,952.40 $1,562.40 $390

In Norwood, there is a car trade-in tax credit, which saves you from having to pay a higher sales tax when you go to register your vehicle. For example, the car you’re trading is valued at $5,000 and the car you want to buy is $20,000. You subtract $5,000 from $20,000 and get $15,000.

Then you multiply that $15,000 by 6%, which equals $900 in taxes you have to pay. Without the trade-in, you would have to multiply $20,000 by 6%, which equals $1,200. By trading in your older used car, you could easily save $300 and get a clean, new vehicle. Best of all, anyone can benefit from this, including leaseholders.

Want to learn more about the trade tax incentives? Ready to get that pre-owned vehicle? Contact our staff at Boch New to You for more information or come in to see our wide variety of vehicles!

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