Hey everyone, I’m looking at a RWD MY18 bass GT and wanted to get a feeling for doing the lease buyout option in a state (Ohio) with bad lease tax laws. Basically in Ohio you get taxed up front on the sum of the lease payments. Then you get taxed again on the buyout amount. Has anyone gone the lease buyout route in a state like this? Unfortunately I do not qualify for the loyalty or the conquest rebates so the lease cash looked like the better deal before I learned more about my tax laws. If I understand it correctly, on a typical lease I’d be looking at paying my 7% state sales tax on ~50% the sale price of the car (to cover the tax on the lease payments) and then a 7% tax on the buyout amount (so close to 100% the sale price of the car. Does this sound right? Is there anything I can do to limit the amount I’ll have to pay in tax up front? I’m thinking my best option would be to get the shortest lease possible at the lowest possible monthly payment. Thoughts? If anyone would be up for running rough numbers, the asking price is currently $35,000 and the lease cash for the MY18 GT is $5,600.