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disneymom
17-11-2008, 02:17 PM
OMG has everyone seen this and worked out what they'll be paying! both of ours will be 440 per year :( which is just disgraceful :rolleyes008:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/629/629/7293011.stm

is it going to make anyone change their mind about their cars?

Skywatcher
17-11-2008, 02:24 PM
No, it is yet another 'stealth tax' , cant afford to sell mine now even if I wanted to and noone wants them as they are in the top band - we need to drive so we have to pay. Plus all the additional cost of the tax on fuel as well - they get away with it by marketing t as 'gree; but it is no such thing.

I only hope this is one of the taxes they cut in their current 'review'

Tink
17-11-2008, 02:30 PM
What is a car tax? :unsure:
We have license and registration here (car license plates, I mean) that have an annual fee depending upon the type of plate you have (and if it's personalized or a specialty plate). The cost is no where near that though! :eek:

I think we pay about $80 a year for two cars? :unsure:

Skywatcher
17-11-2008, 02:32 PM
It is the tax we pay to be able to drve the roads they base the cost on the size of the car and the emissions it produces - which effectively meant everyone paid more - the spin was that we would all buy greener cars but clearly if everyone scrapped their car and bought a new one then the carbon cost would also be 'quite high'

Claire
17-11-2008, 02:36 PM
Our cars aren't listed but no doubt it'll go up from what we're paying now.

Dawn
17-11-2008, 02:42 PM
I have a little car with very low emissions. :D

Wendy
17-11-2008, 02:54 PM
We are lucky we only have a small car so our tax is staying the same next year and then going up 5 a year.

Our friends have a galaxy so there's is going up a lot :sigh;

Isafari
17-11-2008, 02:57 PM
We both have a Corsa but I don't understand the chart :lol:

Tink
17-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the clarification. :yes:

When you move from one state to another, some states levy a one time "impact fee." Still not the same as a yearly tax, though.

josh.p.
17-11-2008, 05:46 PM
My dad just downgraded from a Lexus is200 sport, so he's going to be laughing all the way to the bank now!
Only downside is he bought quite a big car (for Niamhs arrival, old one really wasn't suitable for a baby!) ... a ford s-max 57.

Johnie
17-11-2008, 07:11 PM
We had a car tax in Virginia. One of the former govenors got rid of it and brought the whole state into major economic crisis. That being said, I still have to pay personal property taxes on my car each year. I also have to get a state inspection. I have to pay for my license registration yearly. There is also a county/city yearly fee....that is tied into the pp taxes too.

Tink
17-11-2008, 08:36 PM
Ya' know Johnie? I think Virginia is a law unto itself. That state has the most unique policies. :unsure:

Johnie
17-11-2008, 08:38 PM
It's a Commonwealth.....which is why everything here is so weird. Governors are also only allowed one 4 year term. I'm surprised anything ever gets accomplished.