Can You Flip Cars Without Registering Them?
Most states won’t allow normal people to transfer titles without a dealer license (also known as title jumping), but make sure to double check with your individual state.
In the case of needing to register a car, you’ll have to account for sales tax as a cost before selling.
I pay sales tax on all my cars, 6% to be exact for Florida, but Florida like many states, allows what you call a tax credit giving you an opportunity to use a previously traded car’s value against the new value and only pay tax on the difference.
This only works on a trade scenario and not a direct sale. That means you must find a dealer locally who will pass your deal through them to save you sales tax over time when you sell or buy a car. This is where partnerships come in handy.