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MY VINTAGE CAR
« on: May 05, 2024, 01:24:49 PM »
I REC'D A LETTER YESTERDAY FROM MY COUNTY TAX DEPT.IT HAS A QUESTIONAIR FORM ASKING FOR INFORMATION FOR TAX PURPOSES FOR THE PINTO I'M SURE.                                                                                                                                                     
                                                       HOW MUCH I PAID FOR IT?                                                                                             
                                                       WHAT CONDITION?           
                                                       HOW MANY MILES ON IT?
                                                       WHAT IMPROVEMENTS? 
                                                       WHAT COLOR? COND.OF PAINT?
                                                       ESTIMATED VALUE?(PRICELESS) TO ME.
                                                       
D BARHAM

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Re: MY VINTAGE CAR
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2024, 04:17:03 PM »
Sounds like they want you to "pay your fair share". 
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Re: MY VINTAGE CAR
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2024, 11:02:14 AM »
Sounds like a scam to us.

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Re: MY VINTAGE CAR
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2024, 11:11:23 AM »
Here in Calif. those fees all get rolled into the yearly registration. They assume the value of your car drops so over time they yearly go down from about $600 on a $40,000 (new) car. But I can tell you that the very bottom cost registration is now $148. I just registered my '61 Corvair Station Wagon and there was a list of about 10 different fees that were 'tagged on' to the actual registration cost. I think they added up to somewhere between $20-$30 of the total cost.

As the government goes deeper into debt you will be expected to pay higher taxes and fees on the credit card they say they have been running up on your behalf. While there are roughly 350 million people in the country only 161.5 million are wage earners. If all debt was to stop and accrue no interest those 161.5 million wage earners would still have $217,000 EACH in debt to pay off.

 Assuming a person works 45 years of their life and to fairly as possible spread the debt out, the debt should be paid in 22.5 years. The additional  tax for EACH wage earner to pay the 22.5 year debt would be $9,644 yearly, $804 monthly or  $201 weekly. If you are a husband and wife double those numbers for your household ($19,288 yearly, $1608 monthly, and $402 weekly respectively). And think about it taking Trillions out of the economy to stop debt and miraculously having no interest payments are pipe dreams that will never occur. So, the situation is far worse than it seems. And then there is the dwindling Social Security fund... . This is not meant to be a rant or be political. It is just true numbers about why things cost what they do. Think of it as a 'word math problem'.

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Re: MY VINTAGE CAR
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2024, 03:04:57 PM »
In Virginia, older cars eventually age out of being taxed (at least in my County).  I own a '72 Pinto Squire wagon and a '74 Pinto Runabout and, while I still have to declare annually that I have them, purchase price, etc., they are not subject to Personal Property Tax like my '20 Ram Limited and my '22 Mercedes-Benz are.  Taxes on those two were about $1800
for 2023 which is high for this area (but they were both expensive vehicles) but probably a fraction of what they'd be if I lived in California!  I obviously have no plans to relocate.


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Re: MY VINTAGE CAR
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2024, 06:17:13 PM »
I VALUED IT AT $1500.00 ,I GOT MY TAG RENEWAL TODAY AND IT IS VALUED ON IT AT THAT AMOUNT.PROPERT Y TAX IS $9.53.   
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Re: MY VINTAGE CAR
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2024, 06:22:13 AM »
So far in the People's Republic of New York we don't have any annual automobile tax.  I'm sure we will at some point so we can pay for all the programs that fund the non-contributors.  Lord knows our taxes are already outrageous and our freedoms are being controlled more and more.  I like where I live but the politics of a Blue State are ever encroaching.
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Re: MY VINTAGE CAR
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 09:43:17 AM »
Nearly 57 years in California after first 10 years in NJ. You can't beat the weather and there is the opportunity to ski in the mountains and surf in the ocean on the same day (if you want to). But otherwise, at least sections of paradise have been turned into a hell hole. I blame the people, they are the ones who put the politicians in office. Too much apathy or ignorance at the polls. My sister and her husband exited to Idaho (outer Boise area) and all they did is pushed the clock back a number of years.  Basically it is turning into the area they left. I always say, "Once a place becomes the place to be..., it is no longer the place to be."