I'm pretty sure you'll pay the taxes in the state you register it in... You'll probably need to do some sort of title transfer to get PA to get the title from MD.
A search quickly found thePA policy concerning thisfrom this site: (http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/motorVehi...r/buying.shtml
It doesn't mention the taxes, but I'm pretty sure when you go to register it you'll have to pay the state's taxes on it. (If you buy from a dealer out of state, the dealer might try to charge you their state (MD) tax. If this happens, you should save that receipt and bring it to the PA DMV to get credit for paying the tax.)
The following is from the PA DMV site:[*]
Buying a Used Vehicle with an Out of State Title
Out of State titles are used in conjunction with Form MV-1, “Application for Certificate of Title.” This form is only available from authorized agents of PennDOT.
Many times out-of-state lienholders refuse to release the title in their possession to another state unless the lien has been satisfied. Applicants are required to contact their lienholders prior to completing their MV-1 application to determine whether or not the lienholder will release the out of state title to the vehicle owner. More information can be found on our How to Title and Register Your Out of State Vehicle fact sheet
When buying a car
which has been titled in another state, the purchaser should check the back of the title carefully. There should be a place for the seller’s signature and the car’s present odometer reading. The seller’s signature may be required to be notarized on some out-of-state titles. It is a good idea to consult a dealer, tag service, notary or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles about out-of-state title transfers.
You will need to provide several items to the agent to complete your application. Please take a copy of your current Pennsylvania Drivers License or Pennsylvania Photo Identification Card
. If you are a business or non-profit organization buying a car, please make sure you bring the acceptable identification requirements
with you as well.
A copy of your current insurance identification
card is required if registration is to be issued.
is required for out of state vehicles.
If the vehicle is being given as a gift, the Form MV-13ST
, “Affidavit of Gift” must be attached to the title application. This form must be completed by all transferees and transferors and attached to Form MV-1 or MV-4ST for any transfer for which a gift exemption (Exemption 13) for purposes of Pennsylvania Sales and Use Tax is claimed.