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DMV Unable to Process CDL Transactions this Friday, July 3, 2015

CRANSTON, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles today announced that the Commercial Driver's License Information System, the federal computer system for commercial driver's licenses, will be down for required maintenance on Friday, July 3, 2015.

This maintenance will impact those Rhode Islanders who wish to process any commercial driver's license transactions on Friday, July 3, 2015. This will NOT affect regular driver's licenses - only commercial driver's licenses.

It is recommend that anyone needing to process a commercial driver's license transaction this week visit the DMV prior to Friday, July 3rd.

Also, as a reminder, the DMV is closed on Monday, July 6, 2015 in observance of the State Holiday but will reopen for regular business in all departments on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
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Sales Tax

Insurance Proceed Letters: Are no longer accepted by the Division of Taxation due to a change in legislation. For additional information please refer to Insurance Bulletin Number 2011-4.

Dealer

  • New or used vehicles, sales tax is 7% of the purchase price, minus trade-in and other allowances. This applies to passenger vehicles and motor homes only. All other vehicles are excluded from the trade-in allowance.
  • To avoid a late charges sales tax must be paid by the 20th of the month following the month of purchase - even if vehicle is not registered.

Private Party

  • Vehicles 2006 and newer, sales tax is 7% of Nada Clean Retail book value or sale price, whichever is greater.
  • To avoid a late charges sales tax must be paid by the 20th of the month following the month of purchase - even if vehicle is not registered.

Cars of Particular Interest (CPI)

  • Dealer: New or used vehicles, sales tax is 7% of the purchase price, minus trade-in and other allowances. This applies to passenger vehicles and motor homes only. All other vehicles are excluded from the trade-in allowance.
  • Private Party: Sales tax is 7% of Nada Clean Retail book value and/or Black Book CPI or purchase price, whichever is greater.
  • Cars of Particular Interest (CPI)

Vehicles 30 Years and Older

  • Dealer: Sales tax is 7% of the purchase price
  • Private Party: Sales tax is 7% of Nada Clean Retail book value or purchase price, whichever is greater.

Vehicles 2005 to 1984 and not on CPI list and not on CPI list

Gifted Vehicles

  • Immediate Family: No sales tax on the vehicle unless outstanding taxes are due. A signed letter of gift is required to exempt you from the sales tax. Immediate family is mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, or child.
  • Non-Immediate Family: No sales tax on the vehicle unless outstanding taxes are due. A signed and notorized letter of gift is required to exempt you from the sales tax.