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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,
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Taxes -- oh, woe is me

posted at 11/12/2010 2:50 PM EST
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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??

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posted at 11/12/2010 3:34 PM EST
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What state do you live in? We never paid property taxes on our vehicles until we moved to NC!!

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posted at 11/12/2010 3:51 PM EST
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What state do you live in? We never paid property taxes on our vehicles until we moved to NC!!
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Hi Renee -- I'm in Missouri

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posted at 11/12/2010 4:26 PM EST
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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.Money mouth 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, tooWink 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.Frown

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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??
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posted at 11/12/2010 5:10 PM EST
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Illinois doesn't have a vehicle tax every year, just when you buy it.  But they get us in other ways.  Vehicle stickers and plates cost us almost $150 per car, per year.   And don't even get me started on county property taxes!  Can't wait to downsize from this two story house when the market gets a little better.  Love the room, hate the taxes!

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posted at 11/12/2010 6:24 PM EST
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Goodness I too have it different here than when I was in Florida. Will be waiting to see what charges I will have, rent an apartment so wont have that charge.

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posted at 11/12/2010 7:16 PM EST
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We in California are blessed by Prop. 13 which made property taxes based on the price of the property when you bought it.  It has been a god send for older people.  We are in a strange situation as we bought our house 31 years ago.  It is a 4 bedroom 3 bath home where we raised our family.  We are able to stay here because of the the tax situation.  However, about 20 years ago we bought a small condo at Tahoe with one bedroom and loft.  The taxes on that are higher than on our larger home!!  Of Course, everyone has probably heard what a mess California is and the huge deficit in the state budget.!!  So who knows what the future will bring.

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posted at 11/13/2010 6:51 AM EST
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I have always lived in VA.  So it is not a shock to me.  But I think if they are not taxing you on property, they are taxing more on something else to make up for it.  My Dad files for an exemption for his home & they "forgive" all the real estate taxes each year.  I don't know if they will try to reclaim these taxes when he is gone.  But that won't be my problem.  He has a reverse mortgage on the house, so it will be up to the bank to deal with that.

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posted at 11/13/2010 7:48 AM EST
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Pat - You got that right! 

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posted at 11/13/2010 8:11 AM EST
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  It seems we pay more and more taxes - almost  taxation without representation.  Mary Ann S.

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posted at 11/13/2010 8:14 AM EST
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Our vehicle taxes are based on the age of the vehicle...basically, Blue Book I think!

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posted at 11/13/2010 8:40 AM EST
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I'm in Georgia    2003 Honda Element     $14 last time I renewed my tags

When I lived in Maryland, back in 1992, There were no taxes each year. Only when you bought the car.

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posted at 11/13/2010 8:44 AM EST
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Now I pay Auto, City taxes, County taxes and state taxes. I was smart enough to have my house and property DE-valued and have cut my property taxes in half even though the BOE raised the rate charged.  Still heart failure time but at least I don't have to borrow to pay them...

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posted at 12/27/2010 8:58 AM EST
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I guess taxes are part of life.  Wish different aspects of government would spend our tax dollars as carefully as we try to spend our personal dollars. 

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posted at 12/27/2010 11:04 AM EST
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Hi NANCY G; That should make you happy you kept & still use your old(er) pick-up. I hope those folks w/" nice new cars " and car payments  enjoy their luxurious cars( even if they are"basic" models; w/ those high roperty taxes, any car is a luxury.
In N.H.; thepropery tax on cars is based on their weight, a sub-compact is taxed at a lower rater than a heavier pick-up.
Huby sayswepay$125 yr  on our (basic)2001 Saturn sedan. Our condo association just got our City water & sewer bill...it's OBSCENE, considering that  we havea new in-round high efficiency wateringsystem; carefuly monitored)  each of  our 90 units also pays a huge REAL ESTATE ( property tax). New Hampshire has no state income or sales tax so it's still a"bargain"compared to our neighbor to the south
(Tax- a- chusettes); aka MassachusettesTongue out
we do our own snow  plowing & pay separately for trash removal.Most of us have no kids in school; makes me wonder what we are paying such high taxes  for???????Frown  I don't want to move into a cave in the mountains to avoid these high & ever-rising  taxes; but as the tax bills go higher & higher, it begins to sound temptingUndecided
 
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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??
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posted at 12/27/2010 11:21 AM EST
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No taxes on the car here in Illinois other than the sales tax when you buy it but there are all the other fees.  Then the license plate fee yearly and the village sticker.
Property tax is the real killer.  At least we are on a well so I don't have to pay a water bill....gotta look on the bright side.

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posted at 12/27/2010 11:26 AM EST
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Hi JOHN H ;
InN.H. no sales tax when buying a new car [or anything else]
nMassachusettes: a  BIG tax at time of purchase  & a BIG yearly auto registration tax; Income tax; sales tax ( on everything);  lots oftol roads.But they do have  lower meals( out) tax than N.H.; ours is 9%, theis is 6%? or8% ?Undecided  cannot remember if the proposed increase went through, but it It was less than ours last time we ate a meal out there( over year ago).Money mouth
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I'm in Georgia    2003 Honda Element     $14 last time I renewed my tags When I lived in Maryland, back in 1992, There were no taxes each year. Only when you bought the car.
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posted at 12/27/2010 1:29 PM EST
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In Colorado, you pay sales tax on the purchase of a car, then property tax based on Blue Book Value upon regtistration- so dependant on the year of the vehicle and each year you keep the vehicle, the lower your rate is.  Our vehicle registration fee is also somehow based on the year of the vehicle - I remember getting a $35 total bill for renewing registration on a 1970 car, but sold it several years ago.The big problem out here is public transporation is very tricky, so owing a vehicle is almost mandatory unless you live in or close to Denver.  At least vehicle taxes go toward road maintenance.
Property taxes, on the other hand, can kill you.  All based on the valuation of the property (re-valued every two years, and you can appeal if there are special circumstances), city, county, and school, library and transportation disctricts.  Even our sales taxes are affected by all those. 

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posted at 12/27/2010 2:14 PM EST
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we live in de not much is taxed .   our school tax and home is $451.00 a year and we had it go down.we live on 2 acres  we lived in pa our taxs were $5000.00 thats real astate county tax and school .if you live in drexel hill pa they pay $8000.00 a year living in de is cheap

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posted at 12/27/2010 3:00 PM EST
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I HATE taxes!  We seem to have to pay tax on everything these days and I'm really not looking forward to having to get my tax documents together next month so I can do my tax returns.
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