11.15.33.06

.06 Applying the Trade-in Allowance.

A. When applying a trade-in allowance to the certified selling price to determine the taxable price of the vehicle purchased, the dealer shall complete one of the following forms:

(1) Application for Certificate of Title (VR-5);

(2) Maryland Dealers Reassignment (VR-182);

(3) Dealers Reassignment on the reverse side of the Maryland Certificate of Title (VR-2);

(4) The Dealer's or Auto Wreckers Re-Assignment on the reverse side of the Maryland Salvage Certificate (VR-108); or

(5) The Dealer's Reassignment on the reverse side of the Maryland Notice of Security Interest Filing (VR-2), if the dealer is selling a repossessed vehicle.

B. When applying a trade-in allowance, a dealer shall:

(1) Complete the Maryland Dealer's Certification portion of the application for title; or

(2) Provide an original bill of sale showing the certified selling price and amount of the trade-in allowance.

C. The dealer shall determine and enter on the Maryland Dealer's Certification portion of the application for title:

(1) The certified selling price;

(2) The trade-in allowance;

(3) The taxable price of the vehicle by deducting the amount of the trade-in allowance from the certified selling price;

(4) The gross tax remitted by calculating the applicable excise tax rate times the taxable price; and

(5) For licensed Maryland dealers, the net tax remitted by:

(a) Multiplying 0.6 percent times the gross tax remitted up to $12; and

(b) Subtracting the result from the gross tax collected.

D. When the trade-in allowance is equal to, or higher than, the total purchase price, the excise tax shall be $0.

E. When the excise tax is exempt under Transportation Article, §13-810, Annotated Code of Maryland, or calculated as $0 as set forth in §D of this regulation, no additional allowance or refund shall be given to the purchaser of the vehicle.

F. When a certificate of title or a dealer reassignment is submitted without the required Maryland Dealer's Certification showing the trade-in allowance information on the form, a dealer shall submit with the certificate of title or a dealer reassignment:

(1) A completed Application for Certificate of Title (VR-5) containing the required certification; or

(2) An original bill of sale showing the:

(a) Purchase price and the amount of trade-in allowance;

(b) Vehicle identification number of the trade-in vehicle; and

(c) State in which the trade-in vehicle was last titled.