jonnycando wrote: enforcer wrote:
jonnycando wrote:In Virginia you do it every year. And of course if it comes of out of state, you do it when you get it, or at least within a month or so. For they will look askance at you for having Virginia plates and a Timbuktu inspection sticker!
We don't even have inspection stickers.
And, I'll bet our fees and taxes are a LOT higher than yours as well.
The inspection is about 20 bux....though some places will do it for free as an incentive or if you bought the vehicle there. The annual reg fee is about 50 dollars. And of course there's property tax and local license fee of 20 dollars. We used to get local license stickers to put next to the inspection stickers but some county's figured out that they could save a ton of money if they took your 20 registration fee and did NOT give you a sticker. So now the local license fee is buried in the tax bill, and they can notify the DMV if your tax isn't paid so you cannot renew your state registration! Generally speaking personal property taxes are very mild. They used to be usurious but the State came up with a plan where any locality which reduced it's property tax would get the lost revenue replaced by the state. It was fine so long as there was plenty of money around but as expenses go up, the property tax is creeping back up, though it is still heavily discounted and on sufficiently old vehicles, hardly worth mentioning.
We have a wheel tax ($17.50 per wheel the vehicle has) + city and state tax (which are determined mostly by the age of the vehicle) and any applicable sales tax. When I first licensed my Harley, it cost me almost $300, this year, it should be around $60 if my math us is correct. The Beemer cost me about $75 the first year and should only be about $45 this year (older and lacking sales tax) But both cars I lease run me just over $300 per year (sales tax is built into the lease)
Not sure how that compares to yours, but I wish it was just a flat fee and sales tax when you bought it. That would be nice.
Current rides: 03 HD FLHT & 01 Yamaha XVS650(BIP)
Former: 87 Suzuki VS700, 94 BMW K1100LT & 91 Honda CB250
I don't want to own them all, just ride them all.