Please consider joining Gjunky and I at Paradise Bakery at Scottsdale Fashion Square on Sunday, June 24 at 3pm. We would like the chance to meet other Tesla enthusiasts and discuss the roll out of the Model S. We anticipate the first delliveries to happen on June 22 so there ought to be plenty to talk about. Don't hesitate to call. Mark 602-980-1875 cell email@example.com
I probably will not make it as I am 2 hours south and already have plans for Sunday. Thanks anyway and keep me informed of other opportunities.
I have investigated the Use Tax exemption fairly thoroughly and although it is clear we are exempt from the Use Tax, I do not believe we will be charged the tax in the first place. The Use Tax is a 5.6% tax on tangible goods that are sold under conditions of a warranty or service contract. Consequently I do not believe it applies. If I am wrong and we have to pay the tax, then my tax accountant says that we simply take it off on our income tax forms. Time will tell.
What I find very interesting in the info you sent is that our licensing costs are ridiculously low as in $42 or less depending model and options (if I did the math correctly), we can get free charging equipment simply by asking at time of purchase, and APS will provide reduced cost power after installation of a special meter.
I'm planning to attend, unless something urgent comes up. As for the tax exemption, I'm not sure if it applies as written. (But I've not by any means studied them deeply or asked my accountant to look yet). It seems its antiquated rules that weren't written with EVs in mind. If the intent is there, but the letter isn't, perhaps it'll change in the near future to include EV purchases. It does seem the significantly reduced license fee does apply. And yes, that would be great, esp on such an high dollar vehicle.
I also mentioned the meet up to a Roadster owner where I workl. He said he's not sure if he can make it but will if he can.