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?
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.
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.
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 Areas1 State Wildlife Management Area • 26 State Recreation Areas • 1 State Natural Area6 State Fish Hatcherys • 3 National Parks • 7 National Forests2 National Historical Parks • 2 National Historic Sites • 20 National Wildlife Refuges
Discovery Pass is good only for the state ones, I think.
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.
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.
$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: 3.00Regional Transit Authority Tax: 44.00License Fee: 30.00Weight base fee: 20.00Service Fee: .75Wildlife rehabilitation fee: 2.00Congestion reduction charge: 20.00State Parks Donation (I volunteered for this) 5.00
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
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.