No sales tax on the lease in NJ?
It looks like there will be no sales tax on the lease here in NJ (thanks, Robert, for the info). This Sales Tax Exemption Notice on the NJ state web site, issued by the Division of Taxation, spells it out. It then links to a document ( updated March 3, 2009 when I looked at it), that shows the MINI E as a qualifying vehicle on p. 2.
$850 x 12 months = $10,200, at 7% sales tax, is $714. This will help.