Tax question on taking California delivery for Arizona owners
I'm supposed to pick up my new SMB in Fresno in April, and they tell me that they have to collect CA sales tax (8.25%) if I take delivery there even if it is going directly out of state to an out of state buyer. There is the option for their driver to drive it to the Nevada border for $500 for delivery and I can just pay taxes when I get home. Since I'm going to register it back here in AZ where I live, my question is for any AZ owners out there, preferably in Maricopa County.
I'm having trouble finding the actual tax rate I would owe in AZ, so how much AZ tax was really owed when you registered/titled it? Just state/county or state/county/city? It may be not worth the money for Nevada delivery depending on the answer, most combined rates are pushing 8% or higher anyway when the city rates are added to the the state rate of 5.6% plus 0.7% for Maricopa County.
Also, did anyone try a third party DMV service for registration? How did that go? I'd rather avoid the lines at the DMV if I can.