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Registered: 04-01-2002
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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 6:09am

Susan mentioned paying her car taxes last week. What vehicle fees do you have in your state?

Do you have to pay yearly taxes on your car? Emmissions tests? Regular inspections?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-03-2008
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 11:42am

We pay Yearly taxes on any property we own. So last year I paid on the blazer and my house. I don't pay property taxes because it's mom and dads property.

We also have to have a yearly inspection sticker, I think it runs about $12. You have to show proof of insurance, they check tires etc to make sure the car is in good working order.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 9:36am

We only pay taxes on the vehicle when we buy it.  You pay when you switch the title over to your name.  Ohio and Michigan's sounds a lot alike in the tag/tax stuff for vehicles.

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 9:07am

The $5 was just a donation for upkeep. They give you the option to purchase a Discovery Pass (for all the state parks) for $25 when you renew your tabs, but you can also purchase that pass at other places, anytime.  We have:

186 State Parks • 3 State Forests • 6 State Wildlife Areas
1 State Wildlife Management Area • 26 State Recreation Areas • 1 State Natural Area
6 State Fish Hatcherys • 3 National Parks • 7 National Forests
2 National Historical Parks • 2 National Historic Sites • 20 National Wildlife Refuges

Discovery Pass is good only for the state ones, I think.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 6:21am

That does go down as the vehicle depreciates.   I think I paid $60 the last year I owned my minivan.   It was 11 years old then.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2003
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 3:58am

Ouch !  I could not imagine having to pay that every year... We pay enough taxes!

Cara what does the state park thing do ?  If we pay $11 more for our plate then we can get in any state park in Michigan for free. There are 98 state parks in Mi.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 8:39pm
I found my most recent tax bill. I was a little high. $15 state fee, six dollars clerk fee. Current year tax assessment $291. So it was $312. Not $360 but still ghastly.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-1997
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 8:18pm

$365?? Holy cow! Mine was only $125. Of course, my van is a 2007.

I have the receipt right here - here is the breakdown"

Filing fee: 3.00
Regional Transit Authority Tax: 44.00
License Fee: 30.00
Weight base fee: 20.00
Service Fee:  .75
Wildlife rehabilitation fee: 2.00
Congestion reduction charge: 20.00
State Parks Donation (I volunteered for this) 5.00

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2003
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 7:47pm

taxes on a car?  I don't understand that.

We pay tax on the car when we buy it- well when we go to the Sec of State and tell them how much we paid for it. I am not sure how it works with a new car - I havent had a new one since I was like 19.

We have a licence tag we purchase every year on our birthday - or the birthday of the owner of the car. 

Mine were $91 last time. Maggie and Casey both just paid $60.  But that was just to take them till their birthdays.

Every 4 years we get a new driver licence. $18 I think

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 5:54pm
Tracy, the cost depends on your car. My 2000 Park Avenue was around $130, Ashleigh's 2003 Malibu was around $100 and my hubby's truck was around $110. I see that my picture did not show up in my previous post... weird.

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 4:43pm

We have to get a yearly emmissions test that costs $10. Then if we pass the emmissions we take the paper over and have the car license renewed. That is around $77. It renews the month you license your car. Different color every year. It will be a 14 for the year 2014.  Mine is in April so it's coming up. Ugghhh

Good question! It's interesting to see how different it is in every state.

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