I have heard stories of buyers writing a separate check out to a "state dept of revenue" for the taxes and handing it to the dealer. I didn't think that was ever necessary with Ourisman. FYI I did get good prices from Koons in MD that were very close to Ourisman... I just liked working with Muhammad at Ourisman.I think it depends on the state. My parents bought a Bolt from Weber Chevrolet in Missouri. They did not charge sales tax. When dealing with Phillips Chevrolet in IL, they seemed adamant about collecting sales tax. My parents preferred paying tax directly to the county clerk instead of to the dealer. There would be no delay in getting the tag and paperwork, and there would be zero markup.
Recently, a sales manager at Koons Chevrolet said they cannot make money off tax, title, and license. He stated any amount paid over actual would be refunded. That was his claim.