When does sales tax have to be paid?
Sales tax is due on a vehicle each time the title is transferred to a new person in exchange for money or other consideration (parts, work, or more). Important: Wyoming law requires that sales tax must be paid on a vehicle within 60 days of the date of purchase . The 60 days includes weekends and holidays.


If the sales tax is not paid within 60 days, the following charges apply:
- a "civil fee" of $25
- interest at 1% per month the payment is overdue, commencing on the 66th day.
- at 10 days past the due date, the "civil fees" becomes: $25 or 10%, whichever is higher.


The 60 day period will begin running from the date on the invoice if the vehicle is purchased from a dealer, or the on a bill of sale or when the title was notarized if the vehicle is purchased from an individual.


For example, if a person purchases a vehicle for $20,000, and pays the sales tax on the 76th day, they would pay:
Sales Tax (5%) - $1,000
Civil Fee (10% of $1,000) - $100
Interest (1% of $1,000) - $10
Total - $1,110

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1. What's a sales or use tax?
2. When does sales tax have to be paid?
3. How much sales tax do I pay?
4. What if I purchase a vehicle out of state?
5. What does a sales tax calculation look like?
6. Where does the sales tax money go?
7. What if I won the vehicle or it was a gift?
8. What is exempt from sales tax?
9. How do I pay sales tax on my boat?