Exporting cars illegal?

Asked about 2 years ago - Oakland, CA

Is buying cars in the us then exporting it oversea illegal?

An 1099 employee works for an exporter by buying cars with the exporter money and once the car is purcased the employer transfer the title to the exporter. The exporter then distributes the vehicle oversea for profit. The exporter pays his 1099 employee money for each purchase.

Is the employee breaking any kind of laws? Taxes are paid. Does the employee need dealer license etc? Technically the employee just work for the exporter.

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  1. John Noah Kitta


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    Answered . Mr first and primary concern is whether or not the exporter is reporting that income to the IRS and State. to know he's not reporting any income made on the sales it seems as if he would be in a position of co-conspirator to defraud the government from taxes due and owing from the income generated. Other than this tax evasionary move I don't understand the present dynamics. Way we have you buy a vehicle in your name only to transfer to his name after he sell the vehicle? This question is illogical and does not stand on all fours. Why not just acquire the vehicles as an agent for the exporter? The present basis, sounds like you might have to register the vehicle twice with the Dept. of Motor Vehicles adding more expense to the transaction.

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