• Aug 25, 2006
Not a big fan of country, but I have been known to slap some praise on the hood of the Ford GT. Country singer Alan Jackson also likes the Ford GT, enough so that he used his own personal GT in the video for his song Talkin' Song Repair Blues. That same car is now being raffled off with all proceeds going to the Franklin Road Academy, a K-12 college-prep school in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets cost only $20 and can be bought up until August 30th. The raffle itself will be held the following day on September 1st.
In addition to being upgraded with a $4,000 Macintosh Audiophile stereo, Alan Jackson will also sign the vehicle for the winner. Just keep in mind, you're probably going to have to pay tax on that $200,000 Ford GT if you win.

[Source: FordGTRaffle.com via Sports Car Market]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm canadian and it allows me to purchase. Does anyone know about paying the taxes if I win a USA prise in Canada? I've heard that you wouldn't have to pay any taxes, is that true?
      • 8 Years Ago
      ["Does anyone know about paying the taxes if I win a USA prise in Canada?"]

      No, you don't. The US can't collect taxes from someone who isn't a US citizen, no matter how much they'd like to. They might collect it initially, but you should be able to get that collection back.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Please get this message to Mr. Alan Jackson:
      Dear Mr. Jackson,
      My parents: Percy and Wilma Worley, wanted me to send you this email to say "Thank You", for a great concert at DTE, Sept. 23rd., 2006. You really made there evening, Mr. Jackson. My sister passed away April 2006, and this is the first time my parents have been out, since she passed away. Linda was 36 years old. My Mom said she was going to walk up to the stage and ask you if they could go home with you. I had to laugh. You really made there evening, with your music and it was great to hear my Mom and Dad had such a great time. Mom said she would even cook bisquit's and gravy for you. You might want to take her up on that, she's a great cook. It made my heart feel better, to know that there loss was lightened by you. Your wonderful. "Thank You, from Percy & Wilma Worley and from myself (Sherry Putnam), for your great show.
      Sincerely,
      Sherry Putnam
      989-386-3724
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now if he was auctioning off his F350, everyone would be slamming him, the auction attendees, and the truck as being redneck. No, he's auctioning off a "super" car so it's all good.

      I'd rather have a chance at the F350. Cars like this just don't rev me up anymore.
      • 8 Years Ago

      Any tax savy people out there? Appx. how much would this be?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why, because it's Alan Jacksons' GT? I'd rather have a chance to win a new one. That's like trying to win Sean Combs' Ferarri, what's the point?
      • 8 Years Ago
      You dont have sales tax on a prize
      In CA, however, you pay a sales tax on any car you buy new or used. So when you register, if will look fishy saying it was $0 but oh well. Additionally the yearly registration fees are based on that price.

      You WILL have to pay income tax on the worth of the prize though
      • 8 Years Ago
      moparman-
      At least in California, yes you do have to pay sales tax when you buy a used car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can anyone help translate this? Would I have to pay 30% tax on the car if I won in Canada?
      • 8 Years Ago
      How would they "collect it initally"? I doubt the IRS guy would be sitting there when you come to pick up the car.

      Since this is a lottery winning, what would a US citizen have to pay on it? Would it be regular state sales tax or something like mentioned above? 30% is insane! $60K to win a car? geez
      • 8 Years Ago
      Forget about the taxes and get to the important question. Can the "country" be washed out of this car by its new owner?
      • 8 Years Ago
      current value is 134,045 (according to edmunds.com) and as I understand you'd pay taxes on that.
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