NEW HAMPSHIRE bases it's auto tax on the weight of the car( makes sense since heavier vehicles tend to do more road damage.
We bought a compact car & saw our taxes go down & fuel usage went down too,If you can make do w/ a smaller/lighter vehicle you may find your taxes are more reasonable next time. Our property( real estate taxes are petty high( we cut back there too( only 2 bedrooms( all we ( empty nesters) need) one bedroom was for hubby's home office as he phased out of full time work & into retirement.Our major self indulgences are; ( shared) tennis court & swimming pool ). We have a lovely small pond w/Canadian geese & mallard ducks , beavers; muskrats . We picked a place to meet our minimum requirements in our retirement years/ We were already empty nesters; all we really "needed" was one spare bedorom for visiting out of state fmily & friends; besides a few trees & lots of grass & wildflowers surrounding our pond. We are on the city bus route.Hubby applies yearly for a Sr. tax break & the small discount(less than $200 ) is not much, but at least we take advantage of & get some break.A younger friend,in Massachusettes;( w/family & much larger home on more property pays ten times the R.E property tax of our bill & looks foward to someday downsizing his property & taxes, too Communityies, sensibly try to discourage personal vehicle ownership w/higher taxes.That's fair; if public transportation is available.That's whyI volunteer for over 3 years so far for our Mayor's" transit matters" committee. We are still trying to get bus service improved & rail serice available. Our air quality has already imoproved Hubbyy looks foward to rail service to Boston & points south; becoming a reality.We've been trying for about 8 years & so far we're still in the stage of choosing a location for a rail terminal( both us & the next largest BIG N.H. bigcity want it. No one wants to replace our lovely natural wetlands & apple orchards w/ rails & a terminal.
n Response to Taxes -- oh, woe is me:
I just got my county property taxes and my auto taxes. Wow!! I am astonished this rural county wants $88 property taxes just for my little 1998 pick-up. Good grief - what do the owners of nice, new cars pay??
Posted by Nancy G